The House just passed Pulse Ox with a vote of 88-4! Thank you to everyone for keeping the momentum going! They heard us loud and clear…but even though we are very close to ensuring that all Iowa babies are screened for congenital heart defects, it’s not a done deal yet.
We have 1 MORE STEP!
The Governor must sign the bill! The Pulse Ox legislation was amended onto the Standing Appropriations Bill which will be negotiated in Conference Committee. Pulse Ox language will remain in the bill because the same version passed both chambers successfully. However, since it is an appropriations bill, the Governor will have 30 days after final adjournment to sign the bill and it is subject to line-item veto.
Again, thank you so much for all of the support! We will keep you posted and ask that you continue your advocacy as we now turn our attention to the Governor.