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Legislation has been introduced in the Congress, at the request of President Roosevelt, under which it is planned to provide maternity services for the wives of service men. The bill was introduced in the Senate as S. 2738 by Senator Barkley for Senator George and in the House as H. R. 7503 by Representative Doughton. It proposes to amend title V of the Social Security Act, relating to grants to states for maternal and child welfare, by adding the following provision:
Part 6—Wartime Services
Sec. 551. For the purpose of extending and improving services authorized in parts 1 [maternal and child health services], 2 [services for crippled children] and 3 [child welfare services] of this title by reason of conditions arising out of the present war, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated pursuant to sections 501, 511 and 521, and allotted pursuant to sections 502 (b), 512 (b) and
FEDERAL AID FOR MATERNITY CARE FOR WIVES OF SERVICE MEN. JAMA. 1942;120(1):47-48. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830360049015