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  • AACN Opposes "Graham-Cassidy" Proposal

    Policy, Advocacy— September 22, 2017

    Today, AACN opposes the "Graham-Cassidy" legislative proposal, as it would place the health and coverage of millions of Americans at risk.

  • The “Graham-Cassidy” Health Reform Bill

    Policy, Advocacy— September 22, 2017

    Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced a bill that would, in short, repeal the individual and employer mandates; move to provide states with block grants in lieu of federal subsidies; and repeal Medicaid expansion.

  • AACN Board Chair Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee

    Policy— September 14, 2017

    On September 14, AACN Board Chair Juliann Sebastian, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, on H.R. 959: Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017.  

  • AACN Urges Congress to Find Legislative Solution for DACA “Dreamers”

    Policy— September 13, 2017

    AACN joins over 75 national associations in sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging permanent, legislative action to address protection for individuals who are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Executive Order established in 2012. 

  • 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.