Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – June 2022

July 5, 2022

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 Steering Committee Sends Letter to House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act
On June 7, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) Steering Committee sent a letter on behalf of the NCC to members of the House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act, which would retire outdated barriers in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that limit the ability of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to provide care and treatment for injured or ill federal employees.

NCC Thanks Congress for Introducing a Resolution Honoring and Recognizing National Nurses Week 2022
On June 8, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a thank you letter to Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), as well as Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), one of the three nurses in Congress, and House Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. David Joyce (R-OH-14), along with more than 70 bipartisan members in the House and Senate, for introducing S.Res.626/ H.Res.1100- A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2022.

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation to Address Workplace Violence
On June 9, May 11, fifty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and original Senate cosponsors, supporting introduction of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (S.4182) in the Senate and strongly urging passage of this important legislation this Congress.