Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

Dec 15

President Obama Signs Final Spending Bill

 

On December 15, 2014, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan fiscal year (FY) 2015 spending package of $1.1 trillion to fund the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year. This spending bill, commonly referred to as the “CRomnibus,” provides FY 2015 levels for 11 of the 12 appropriations bills, with a separate, short-term CR to fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 27, 2015. For a detailed breakdown, see the funding chart to the right.

Nov 11

NC Submits Letter Urging Support for Nursing in FY2015

 

The letter urged the House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees to fully support the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR- one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health) in FY 2015.

Jun 12

NC Thanks Congressional Champions

 

The NC sent letters to Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Lois Capps (D-CA), as well as Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), for their leadership in spearheading the Dear Colleague letters that supported funding for Title VIII in FY 2015. Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) circulated a letter requesting strong support for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs which garnered 92 signatures. The Senator Merkley letter requested $251 million and garnered 29 signatures.

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May 6

NC Submits FY2015 Testimony Senate

 

On May 6, 2014, 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 2015 requests.

Apr 2

NC Submits FY2015 Requests Senate

 

On April 2, 2014, the Nursing Community sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) requesting $251 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]), $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and $20 million in authorized funding for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (Title III of the Public Health Service Act) in FY2015.

 

Mar 28

NC Submits FY2015 Requests and Testimony to House

 

On March 28, 2014, the Nursing Community submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) requesting $251 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]), $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and $20 million in authorized funding for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (Title III of the Public Health Service Act).

 

A letter was also sent to Chairman Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) of the LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee reinforcing these requests.

 

Mar 4

President Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal

 

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the President released his FY 2015 Budget recommendations. The Administration proposed level funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII, Public Health Service Act) at $223.841 million and near level funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research at $140.452 million. The budget also recommended $5.4 billion (over 10 years) to extend reimbursement to states for primary care services and, most significantly, to expand the eligibility of this payment to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.