On June 5, ALL 62 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter to Senators Merkley and Burr for introducing S. 1399, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. This overwhelming support from the NCC has also been seen in additional outreach to support the House companion bill (H.R. 728), which now has 109 bipartisan cosponsors! This is five more cosponsors then when it passed last Congress. The NCC will continue outreach on this essential legislation.
On June 19, the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement commending the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020, which increases investments in nursing education and research. H.R. 2740 would appropriate:
- $279.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs: This is a $30.000 million (12.03%) increase over FY 2019 funding levels and includes $10 million for existing Title VIII programs and $20 million in grants for optional community-based nurse practitioner fellowship grant program.
- $170.958 million for National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): This is a $7.966 million and 4.89% increase over FY 2019 funding levels.
The NCC looks forward to working with the Senate as the appropriation process continues.
Events & Meetings:
The Nursing Community Coalition held their monthly meeting on June 4, 2019
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