The Nursing Community Coalition is proud to see one of our top legislative priorities, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (S. 1399), advance out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee by unanimous voice vote, and commends the Committee for their bipartisan commitment to nursing education and the nursing workforce. S. 1399 would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]).

Read the full statement here

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2019 (H.R. 728). This bipartisan legislation would help to ensure a robust and diverse nursing pipeline, especially in rural and underserved areas, by reauthorizing the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]).

Read the full statement here.

All 62 members of the NCC signed onto a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee urging them to consider and advance Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S.1399) this year.

Read the full letter here.

August 9, 2019

All NCC member organizations signed onto a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education reiterating our funding request of at least $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $173 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

Read the letter.

Fifty-Three NCC member organizations signed onto a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging them to include the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition amendment in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). By including this strongly supported bipartisan amendment in the final NDAA bill, nurses who served as members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II  will be recognized and will receive honorable discharges, medal privileges, and burial benefits for cemeteries administered under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Read the full statement here.

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) thanks the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing H.R. 728 the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act to the House Floor. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]) through Fiscal Year 2024.

Read the full statement here.

H.R. 728 would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]) through Fiscal Year 2024. Title VIII Reauthorization is supported by all 62 members of the NCC and remains our number one priority this Congress.

Read the full statement here

Bustos Amendment #257 would recognize nurses who served as members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provide them with honorable discharges, medal privileges, and burial benefits for cemeteries administered under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Read the full statement here

H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020, increases investments in nursing education and research. H.R. 2740 would appropriate $279.472 million for existing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and new grant opportunities and allocate $170.958 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

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June 5, 2019

All 62 members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter thanking Senators Merkley and Burr for introducing S. 1399, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. We look forward to working with the Senate to pass this vital legislation.

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May 30, 2019

Fifty-nine organizations signed on to written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

Nursing Community Coalition Thanks Members of the House and Senate for Introducing the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act

May 14, 2019

This legislation recognizes nurses who served as members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provides them with honorable discharges, medal privileges, and veteran burial benefits.

Read the Senate thank you letter here.

Read the House thank you letter here.

May 9, 2019

NCC commends Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) for introducing the bipartisan bill, S. 1399, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019.

Read NCC's statement here.

Forty Senators Support FY 2020 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague

April 15, 2019

Forty Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $266 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2020.

 

Read the Senate Dear Colleague Letter here. 

April 8, 2019

Fifty-eight organizations signed on to written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

More than 100 Representatives Support FY 2020 Funding for Title VIII in House Dear Colleague Letter

March 28, 2019

​One hundred and six Representatives signed onto a House Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) requesting $266 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2020.

Read the House Dear Colleague Letter Here.

Nursing Community Coalition Sends Letter to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees

March 12, 2019

​The Nursing Community Coalition sent letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies signed by 56 organizations, it outlined the funding requests levels of $266 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2020.

 

Read the House Letter Here.

 

Read the Senate Letter Here

March 11, 2019

The Nursing Community Coalition opposes deep cuts to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and to the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Nursing Research in the President's proposed FY 2020 Budget. In the statement, the coalition also commends the President's investment in the health of our nation's veterans and consistent funding to address the opioid epidemic. 

Read the statement here.  

February 7, 2019

Thirty-three member organizations signed onto a letter in appreciation of the Subcommittee’s work to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children. This commitment to holistic care that encompasses physical and mental well-being of all, at any age and in any location, is a the core of the nursing profession.

Read the letter here.

January 31, 2019

Forty-One member organizations thank our House Nursing champions for introducing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 728) and for their steadfast commitment to America’s nurses and these invaluable nursing workforce programs.

Read the thank you letter here.

January 23, 2019

This legislation reauthorizes 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]) through fiscal year 2024.

 

Read the NCC's Statement here

Nursing Community Coalition Sends letter Welcoming Members of the 116th Congress

January 23, 2019

As the 116th Congress commences, the Nursing Community Coalition looks forward to working with the new and returning Members of Congress. Please see the letter signed by all 61 national nursing organizations of the Nursing Community Coalition, which outlines our core principles.

 

Read the Welcome Letter to Representatives Here

 

Read the Welcome Letter to Senators Here

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