Advocacy & Engagement in 2022
 

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation that Improves Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers

July 28, 2022

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Fifty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to the U.S. Senate   supporting consideration and passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act. This bipartisan legislation would retire outdated barriers in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that limit the ability of NPs to provide care and treatment for injured or ill federal employees.

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation to Address Workplace Violence

June 9, 2022

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Fifty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and original Senate cosponsors, supporting introduction of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (S.4182) in the Senate and strongly urging passage of this important legislation this Congress.

NCC Thanks Congress for Introducing a Resolution Honoring and Recognizing National Nurses Week 2022

June 8, 2022

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Sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a thank you letter to Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), as well as Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), one of the three nurses in Congress, and House Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. David Joyce (R-OH-14), along with more than 70 bipartisan members in the House and Senate, for introducing S.Res.626/ H.Res.1100- A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2022.

NCC Steering Committee Sends Letter to House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act

June 7, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) Steering Committee sent a letter on behalf of the NCC to members of the House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act, which would retire outdated barriers in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that limit the ability of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to provide care and treatment for injured or ill federal employees.

40 Senators Support FY 2023 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague Letter

May 25, 2022

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Forty Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2023.

NCC Submits Testimony to House and Senate Appropriation Subcommittees

Fifty-nine members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony submitted to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2023.

NCC Hosts Virtual Congressional Briefing and Roundtable Discussion during National Nurses Week

May 10, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) held a virtual congressional briefing and roundtable discussion to highlight issues impacting nursing education, practice, and research. NCC members provided an overview to more than 100 guests, both on and off Capitol Hill, on trends within academic nursing and the workforce, while outlining requests to support our current and future nurses.

NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Top Legislative Priorities

May 6, 2022

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Sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter urging Congress to take action on top legislative priorities that impact nursing education, practice, and research. This letter comes as we kick off National Nurses Week 2022.

90 Representatives Support FY 2023 Funding for Title VIII in House Dear Colleague Letter

April 27, 2022

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Ninety Representatives signed onto a House Dear Colleague letter circulated by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2023.

NCC Sends Letter to Congress on COVID-19 Waivers

April 25, 2022

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Forty-nine members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter urging Congress to take action to make waivers permanent beyond this Public Health Emergency (PHE).

NCC Sends FY 2023 Appropriations Requests to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees

Fifty-Eight members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining the funding requests of $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2023.

NCC Statement on the President's FY 2023 Budget

March 29, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement supporting increased funding for key domestic and health care programs, such as Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research, in the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget.

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

March 18, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter welcoming Dr. Robert "Bob" Otto Valdez, who was recently named Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

NCC Statement on the Passage of the FY 2022 Omnibus

March 11, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) commends Congress for passing the bipartisan FY 2022 Omnibus spending bill and for supporting increases to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research. The NCC looks forward to working with Congress and the Administration as we continue to support our current and future nursing workforce.

NCC Urges House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act this Congress

Fifty-six members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto letters to the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees urging them to pass S.1220/H.R.2568 - United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 this Congress.

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Administrator of the Health Resources & Services Administration

January 31, 2022

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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter welcoming Carole Johnson, who was recently selected to be the Administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

NCC Sends Letter to Senators Supporting Shared Nursing Priorities in Build Back Better Act

January 19, 2022

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Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter urging the Senate to advance sound policies within the Build Back Better Act, including support for nursing education pathways, the Nurse Corps, and Momnibus. 

NCC Sends Letter to Appropriators Reiterating FY 2022 Funding Requests

January 19, 2022

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Sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting at least $314.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and at least $200.782 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.