Federal Legislation

Helping Families Grow!

The following outlines the legislative agenda from RESOLVE and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Legislative Proposals

Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act 

  • Provides those who receive their healthcare through government-sponsored health plans, including TRICARE, the VA, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program and others, to have coverage for infertility services, as well as coverage in employer-provided plans.

  • Provides access to vital fertility preservation services for those, like cancer patients, who are at risk of infertility due to medical treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery.

Veteran Families Health Services Act of 2021 S.1280 / H.R. 2734

  • Permanently allows Veterans (and applicable partner) access to reproductive medical treatment, including IVF, which the Department of Veterans Affairs is currently offering via a temporary appropriation.

  • Allows for cryopreservation of gametes pre-deployment and after an injury or illness.

  • Provides for adoption assistance.

 

Veterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2021, H.R. 1957

  • Makes infertility care, including IVF, a part of VA healthcare for enrolled veterans with infertility, regardless of marital status, service-connection, or need for donated genetic material.

  • Repeals the ban on use of donated gametes and embryos.

 

Every Child Deserves a Family Act S. 1848 / H.R. 3488

  • Increases the number of foster and adoptive homes by banning discrimination against foster and adoptive parents, families of origin, and foster youth based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and religion.

  •  Improves services for the 20% of foster youth who identify as LGBTQ+.

 

Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2021 S. 1156 / H.R. 3031

  • The Adoption Tax Credit (ATC) advances the important public goal of encouraging adoptions, especially of children with special needs and those from foster care.

  • The adoption tax credit needs to be made refundable so that low- to moderate-income families can access the credit and afford to adopt a child.

 

Infertility Resolution H.RES 338

  • Recognizes that infertility is a widespread problem that affects a diversity of populations.

  • Affirms Congressional commitments to address infertility, including its causes, diagnoses, treatment, and costs.

  • Spearheaded by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and endorsed by RESOLVE, ASRM and Alliance for Fertility Preservation.

 

PCOS Awareness Month Resolution

  • Designates September as PCOS Awareness Month and recognizes the need for more education and research on PCOS.

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a life-long health condition that impacts 5 to 10 million women and girls in the U.S. and is the leading cause of infertility.

 

Support Medical Research Funding FY 2022 Appropriations

  • We urge sustained support for NIH, and specifically the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), where most research related to reproductive health and infertility is supported.

  • We request a funding level of $1.7 billion for FY 2022 for NICHD.

 

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, H.R. 2007

  • Uterine Fibroids is a medical condition that impacts 26 million individuals in the U.S. with common symptoms including infertility, pregnancy complications and loss.

  • Increases research funding for uterine fibroids, improves awareness and training, and seeks to measure cost to government payers.