January 31, 2024
OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded.
NCC Statement on the Passing of Former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
On January 4, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement honoring the life and legacy of former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who passed away at the age of 89. The NCC had the privilege of working with her in Congress as she advocated for nursing on Capitol Hill. Her legacy will continue to be an inspiration to all.
NCC Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Outlining FY 2024 Continuing Resolution Funding Requests for Title VIII and NINR
On January 9, all sixty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, as well as to House and Senate Appropriations Committees, requesting at least $302.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $197.693 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in fiscal year (FY) 2024, as outlined in the Senate Appropriations Committee passed bill. The NCC urged Congress to avoid a long-term continuing resolution (CR) and fully fund these critical programs.
NCC Sends Letter to in Opposition to H.R.3347/S.2070, the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023
On January 25, forty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter outlining opposition to H.R.3347/S.2070, the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023. H.R.3347/S.2070 would unnecessarily, and unjustifiably, restrict access for our CRNAs within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), adversely impacting the health care of our nation’s veterans.