The House of Representatives last night approved by voice vote the AHA-supported Protecting Our Infants Act (H.R. 1462). The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH), would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy and recommendations to decrease the number of infants with opioid dependency, and would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work with states to improve the public health response to this epidemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) have sponsored the companion bill (S. 799).