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AACN Latest Advocacy & Policy Efforts

April 6, 2021: AACN sends Congratulatory Letters to HHS Appointees

March 16: AACN sends letters to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

March 8: AACN sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona congratulating him on his recent confirmation.

February 12: AACN sends a congratulates the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough.

February 11: AACN urges Congressional Leadership to include our academic nursing priorities in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package.

February 3: AACN send letters to Administration Agencies regarding implementation of Executive Order 13996

January 21: AACN sent a letter to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives welcoming them to the 117th Congress and outlining our shared academic nursing priorities.

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AACN Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

March 29: AACN signed onto a Friends of NCHS Letter urging Congress to support $200 million for National Center for Health Sciences in Fiscal Year 2022.

March 25: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant.

March 24: AACN signed onto a letter a Research!America letter urging the President to support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act.

March 24: AACN signed onto a Trust for America’s Health letter urging funding from the American Rescue Plan Act be equitably distributed.

March 24: AACN signed onto a letter urging to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant.

March 15: AACN signed onto an American Council on Education letter thanking Congressional Leadership for supporting postsecondary students and institutions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

March 1: AACN signed onto a CDC Coalition letter urging Congressional Appropriators to provide at least $10 billion in funding to the Centers for Disease Control in Fiscal Year 2022.

February 24: AACN signed-onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter to Congressional Leadership and key Committee Members outlining shared COVID-19 legislative priorities.

February 22: AACN signed onto two Friends of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) letters, one to U.S. Representatives and another to Senators, requesting increased funding for AHRQ for Fiscal Year 2022.

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Read the Latest Editions of AACN's Washington Weekly Newsletter


  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— April 07, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Attends Meeting with the Director of NINR; National Health Service Corps Funding Opportunities Now Open; Highlights from AACN’s 2021 Virtual Student Policy Summit.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— March 31, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: New Guidance from the Department of Education for Students and Institutions; AACN Attends Event on Higher Education Possibilities and What the Future May Hold; Biden Administration Plans to Invest $10 Billion to Expand Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine; President Biden to Release Infrastructure Plan.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— March 24, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: 2021 Deans Annual Meeting: AACN Policy and Advocacy Recap; Nursing Experts Speak at Deans Annual Meeting; Dr. Philip Greiner Receives the 2020 AACN Advocate of the Year Award; AACN’s Spring 2021 Virtual Hill Day.

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