Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – March 2021

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
On March 3, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, welcoming him to his new position and pledging to work with him to improve veteran’s health through nursing care.

NCC Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act Becoming Law
On March 11, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement commending Congress and the Administration for actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic by passing and signing into law H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

NCC Sends Appropriations Request to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees
On March 16, sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining the funding request levels of $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $193 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2022.

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
On March 25, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, welcoming him to his new position and outlining our shared priorities to combat COVIDÔÇÉ19, preserve critical advancements, and support the health of our nation.

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation to Address Workplace Violence
On March 31, fifty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership urging for consideration and passage of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195).