From the November 16, 2011 press release, “Rep. Roybal-Allard Applauds Consensus Agreement of Home Birth Summit”:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) spoke in the House of Representatives today to recognize the significance of the consensus document produced by the Home Birth Consensus Summit that took place in Warrenton, VA between October 20 and 22.
“The publication of the Home Birth Consensus document is of critical importance to all current and future childbearing families in this country,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “I am pleased that the report supports the need for maternity service reform which I champion in my MOMS for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2141). With the support of the diverse stakeholders of maternity services, I call on Congress to act to pass this important legislation to make evidence based maternity care a national priority. The mothers and babies in this country deserve nothing less.”