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Policy— August 09, 2017
During the late evening on April 30, Congress reached a deal on a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill which will run through September 30, 2017. In total, the omnibus provides $161 billion in discretionary funding for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS-ED) programs, which is $934 million less than the FY 2016 enacted level.
Policy— May 11, 2017
On May 11, 2017, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017. AACN commends the commitment of these Senators during National Nurses Week to bolster the pipeline of nurses for future healthcare needs.
Advocacy— April 10, 2017
On Monday, March 20, AACN member deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders in the Grassroots Network advocated on behalf of workforce, research, and practice issues on Capitol Hill and across the nation. Advocates met with Members of Congress and their staff and participated in a virtual call to action via email and Twitter. View a summary of the day’s success.
The August Recess tool kit is available for AACN members to utilize while members of Congress are back home in their states/districts until September 5.
Health Reform: Put Patients First
Title VIII Community Impact: A StoryMap
Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration
House and Senate Nursing Caucuses
Senate NIH Caucus