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AACN's COVID-19 Letters and Sign-Ons with Coalition Partners

July 10: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter urging the Administration to rescind the directive issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding international students and the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.

July 2: AACN signs onto a letter urging Congress to provide at least $4.5 billion in public health infrastructure funding.
 
July 2:
AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter urging the Administration to issue guidance for international students for the 2020-21 academic year.
 
June 29:
AACN signs onto a letter urging Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform.

June 9: AACN signs onto a letter urging Congress to provide increased supplemental funding to the Indian Health Services and Bureau of Indian Affairs to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 5: AACN signs onto an EDUCAUSE letter urging Congress to pass the Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act (H.R.6814/S.3701)

May 29: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to expand the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to all nonprofits

May 29: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to require the Federal Reserve to expand the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) to nonprofits

May 29: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to pass $46.6 billion in supplemental funding to support colleges and universities

May 28: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to pass limited liability protections for colleges and universities

May 22: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education letter supporting the creation of a new facility for nonprofits with the Main Street Lending Facility

May 21: AACN signs onto a Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research letter urging Congress to provide at least $50 million in supplemental funding for VA research to support COVID-19 research efforts

May 21: AACN signs onto an American Council on Education Amicus Brief on the Students for Fair Admissions v President and Fellows of Harvard College

May 14: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter expressing support for H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions(or HEROES) Act.

May 7: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter requesting a range of clarifications and technical corrections to provisions in the CARES Act.

May 6: AACN signs onto a letter expressing concern regarding HRSA’s implementation of the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Workforce Training Demonstration.

May 4: AACN signs on in support of a Dear Colleague letter circulated by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) and more than 90 Representatives urging investments in the mental health of frontline healthcare workers.

May 4: AACN signs onto a letter urging regulatory or legislative action to retain DACA during the COVID-19 national emergency.

April 30: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter on international student visas.

April 30: AACN signs onto a Voice for Non Opioid Choices letter urging Congress to include the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (“NOPAIN”) Act (H.R. 5172) in any upcoming COVID-19 legislation.

April 28: AACN signs onto Nursing Community Coalition letter laying out additional COVID-19 legislative priorities.

April 21: AACN signs onto an Academy Health letter urging Congress to include $71 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to support evaluations and research related to the health care system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 3: AACN signs onto letter urging the Administration take immediate action to alleviate the critical shortage across the nation of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).

April 2: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter urging governors to temporarily suspend or modify barriers to ensure healthcare access, especially in telehealth services.

April 1: AACN signs onto letter urging Congress to include a significant, long-term investment in public health infrastructure.

March 23: AACN signs onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions letter to the House and Senate leadership as well as the Administration.

March 20: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter laying out higher education priorities for COVID-19 legislation.

March 20: AACN signs onto letter urging Congress and the Administration to ensure that personal protection equipment (PPE) is available to all health care systems, facilities, and providers.

March 20: AACN signs onto a Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults letter regarding PPE donations.

March 19: AACN signs onto a Nursing Community Coalition letter on its shared priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.

March 18: AACN signs onto an American Council of Education letter urging Congress to ensure that veterans' education benefits are not disrupted as colleges and universities move courses online due to coronavirus.  

Read the Latest Editions of AACN's Washington Weekly Newsletter

July 29: Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: COVID-19 Legislative and Policy Update: COVID-19 Proposal Released and Public Health Emergency Renewed; Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity: CDC Forums on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain; and Continue Your Advocacy During the August Recess.

July 22: Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Take Action: Urge your Senators to Cosponsor and Pass the Strengthening America's Health Care Readiness Act; AACN Continues Partnership with NIH’s All of Us Research Program; and Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes: Make Your Voice Heard.

July 15: Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: House Appropriations Committee Advances FY 2021 LHHS-ED Bill; COVID-19 Legislative and Policy Update: Committee Action and Federal Partnerships; and AACN Attends Virtual Event on the Future of Healthcare.

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