NCC Statement on CARES Act Becoming Law
On March 27, the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement thanking Congress and the Administration for their quick and decisive action to pass and sign into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The NCC is also proud to see many of our shared priorities within this legislation, including:
- Ensuring Safety for our Patients and Nurses;
- Reauthorizing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs;
- Authorizing NPs and CNSs to certify home health care services;
- Strengthening the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to include a Ready Reserve Corps; among others.
Forty Senators Support FY 2021 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague
On March 24, Forty Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
NCC Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee
On March 23, fifty-eight Nursing Community Coalition members signed onto written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of at least $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $182 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.
NCC Steering Committee Sends Letter to Congress Outlining COVID-19 Legislative Priorities
On March 19, the Nursing Community Coalition Steering Committee sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership outlining the NCC’s shared priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.
More than 100 Representatives Support FY 2021 Funding for Title VIII in Bipartisan House Dear Colleague Letter
On March 13, more than 100 Representatives signed onto a bipartisan House Dear Colleague letter circulated by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) requesting $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2021.
NCC Sends Appropriations Request to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees
On March 2, fifty-seven Nursing Community Coalition members signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining the funding requests levels of at least $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2021.
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