2015 News Archive

December 8, 2015

The NC submitted written testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2713), for the hearing entitled, Examining Legislation to Improve Health Care and Treatment.

November 5, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Chairmen Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Harold Rogers (R-KY), and Ranking Members Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Nita Lowey (D-NY), of the House and Senate Appropriation Committees. The letter urged members to provide the largest possible 302(b) allocation to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for Fiscal Year 2016.

October 14, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams congratulating her on her recent appointment to Deputy Surgeon General of the United States.

September 16, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Chairmen Tom Cole (R-OK) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Ranking Members Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Patty Murray (D-WA) of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED). The letter urged members to support the House recommended level of $231.622 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]) and the Senate recommended level of $147.508 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR, National Institutes of Health) for FY 2016.

August 13, 2015

On July 9, 2015, President Obama nominated Mary Wakefield as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NC sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee supporting Dr. Wakefield's nomination.

August 13, 2015

The NC sent a letter thanking Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for introducing an amendment during the Full Appropriations Committee mark-up of the Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill that would have restored Title VIII funding to Fiscal Year 2015 levels.

August 13, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) in support of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015 (H.R. 2948), which was introduced in the House on July 7, 2015.

June 11, 2015

NC releases a brief on the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713). The brief discusses the importance of reauthorizing the Nursing Workforce Development programs and the changes included in the Act.

June 10, 2015

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2713. The NC responds with a statement of support.

May 7, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Members of Congress and their staff expressing appreciation of their support for the nursing profession as the nation recognizes National Nurses Week.

April 29, 2015

The Nursing Community submitted testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) reiterating the FY 2016 request.

April 14, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Dr. Mary Wakefield congratulating her on her appointment as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

April 3, 2015

On April 3, 2015 the Nursing Community sent testimony to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) reiterating the FY 2016 requests.

March 19, 2015

The NC submitted a letter to the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) and $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

NC Supports Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015

March 18, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in support of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 578). Click here to read the letter.

A letter was also sent to Representatives Walden, Kind, Blumenauer, Capps, Davis, Harper, Johnson, Kelly, McKinley, Meehan, Schakowsky, Schrader, Thompson, Tiberi, Welch, and Young, in support of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1342). Click here to read the letter.

March 17, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jon Tester (D-MT), and John Thune (R-SD), in support of Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services (PARTS) Act (S. 257).

March 13, 2015

The NC sent a letter to Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) expressing support for the Improving Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Act of 2015.

February 25, 2015

The NC sent a letter to the Honorable Marilyn Tavenner for her service as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

NC February Welcome Event

February 24, 2015

On February 24, 2015, the Nursing Community leadership, in collaboration with the House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH), hosted a one day event to discuss the impact nursing has on improving our nation’s health care. Read more...

January 29, 2015

On January 6, 2015, members of the 114th U.S. Congress convened in our nation’s capital to begin a new legislative session. This Congress will need to work collaboratively to address major policies impacting the nursing profession. Join the Nursing Community for a webinar featuring MaryAnne Sapio, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Lauren Inouye, Associate Director of Government Affairs for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as they discuss how the political landscape will likely influence policies of interest. Click for more information!

January 22, 2015

The NC sent a letter welcoming Members of the 114th United States Congress.

January 21, 2015

The sent a letter congratulating Dr. Wilmoth on her U.S. Senate confirmation as Major General of the United States Army Reserves.

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On January 6, 2015, members of the 114th U.S. Congress convened in our nation’s capital to begin a new legislative session. This Congress will need to work collaboratively to address major policies impacting health care. Join the Nursing Community for a webinar discussing how the political landscape will likely influence policies of interest. MaryAnne Sapio (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) and Lauren Inouye (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) will provide listeners with an overview of the political makeup of the House of Representatives and the Senate, how Congressional dynamics influence the legislative process, pressing issues for Congress to address, and what nurses can do to engage as informed advocates.

 

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