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Policy & Advocacy

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Policy & Advocacy News

  • Congress Reaches a Deal in an FY 2017 Omnibus

    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.

  • Title VIII Reauthorization Introduced in Senate

    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. 

  • AACN’s 2017 Spring Advocacy Day

    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. 

Featured Resource

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.

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