The U.S. Senate yesterday approved by unanimous consent the bipartisan Protecting Our Infants Act (S. 799). The AHA-supported legislation 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 encourages HHS to work with states to improve the public health response to this epidemic. A similar bill (HR 1462), also endorsed by AHA, passed the House in September.