The Nursing Community Coalition held their monthly meeting on March 5, 2019 with more than 33 NCC members calling in or attending in person.
Fifty-six member organizations signed letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining 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.
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. See all Representatives who signed onto this Dear Colleague letter HERE.
On Monday, March 11, the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement opposing 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.
NCC and Campaign for Action Congressional Welcome Reception
On Thursday, March 7, the Nursing Community Coalition and Campaign for Action hosted a Congressional Welcome Reception on Capitol Hill. This celebration continued the momentum for advancing health care through a nursing lens in the 116th Congress. Attendees were joined by House Nursing Caucus Co-Chair Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), House Nursing Caucus Vice Co-Chair Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and the newest nurse in Congress Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL).
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