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AACN Latest Advocacy & Policy Efforts

May 24: AACN submits written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. 

May 10: AACN submits written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

April 19: AACN sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

March 10: AACN sent a request for information regarding national health security threats, challenges, and promising practices to help inform the development of the 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy.

February 7: AACN sent a follow up letter reiterating our academic nursing priorities after a roundtable discussion with Secretary Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services.

February 4: AACN sent comments on the PREVENT Pandemics Act discussion draft to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee.

January 20: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

January 20: AACN sent a letter welcoming the new Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

January 19: AACN sent a letter to the Senate reiterating them to preserve and pass essential nursing provisions as the Senate considers the Build Back Better Act.

January 19: AACN sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees reiterating key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

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AACN Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

June 23: AACN signed onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions letter urging quick passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, legislation that will take critical steps to curb the gun violence epidemic

June 7: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition Steering Committee letter to members of the House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act.

June 6: AACN signed onto an APRN Workgroup letter to the House Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT-02) and Tim Walberg (R-MI-07) supporting H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act.

May 26: AACN signed onto a letter supporting funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program.

May 16: AACN signed onto a Research!America joint letter urging for a robust 302(b) allocation for the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee to meet the very real research funding needs before us.

May 16: AACN signed onto the Friends of the VA Medical and Health Research (FOVA) FY 2023 budget recommendation for the Department of Veteran Affairs.

May 12: AACN signed onto an Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research letter supporting a program level of at least $49.048 billion for the NIH base budget in FY 2023 and urging lawmakers ensure that any funding for the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) supplement our $49 billion recommendation for NIH’s base budget, rather than supplant the essential foundational investment in the NIH.

May 10: AACN signed onto the Friends of NCHS letter supporting of $210 million in funding for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in FY 2023

May 6: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter urging Congress to take action on top legislative priorities that impact nursing education, practice, and research. This letter comes as we kick off National Nurses Week 2022.

April 28: AACN signed onto a letter urging House and Senate Appropriators to support $35 million for CDC and $25 million for NIH to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.

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Read the Latest Editions of AACN's Washington Weekly Newsletter


  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— July 06, 2022

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: House Appropriations Committee Advanced Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Spending Bill; House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Focuses on Public Health Legislation; and HHS Announces $10 Million for Rural Communities in Response to Opioid Overdoses.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— June 29, 2022

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: President Signed Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bill into Law; Focus on Fiscal Year 2023: Nursing Education and Research Increases in House Draft Bill; and AACN Attends the National Academy of Medicine’s Event on Health Workforce Well-Being.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— June 22, 2022

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Attends Bipartisan Policy Center Webinar on New Dialing Code 988; Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Ongoing COVID-19 Efforts; and Nursing Voices Nursing Votes: Counting Down to the 2022 Midterm Elections.

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