Federal Activity

AACN's Latest Advocacy, Coalition, and Policy Efforts


April 15: AACN signed onto a letter urging Congress to provide $420.85 million to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health in the FY 2025.

April 1: AACN signed onto a letter urging Congress to maintain the House and Senate set-asides for midwifery and nurse-midwifery education in any final FY 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) appropriations package.

April 1: AACN signed onto a Friends of HRSA letter urging Congress to provide at least $10.5 billion for discretionary Health Resources and Services Administration programs in any final FY 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) appropriations bill.

March 28: AACN signed onto a Friends of NCHS letter urging Congress to provide $220 million for NCHS in FY 2025, which will strengthen the agency’s ability to provide unbiased, timely health data to policymakers and reinforce the Center’s role as the world’s gold-standard producer of health statistics.

March 26: AACN signed onto a CDC Coalition letter urging Congress to provide at least $11.581 billion for the CDC in FY 2025.

March 13: AACN signed onto an Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research letter to Congress requesting at least $51.303 billion for the NIH’s foundational work in FY 2025, a $3.579 billion increase over the comparable FY 2024 program level.

February 26: AACN signed onto a Friends of AHRQ letter to the leadership of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) in both the House and Senate. The letter urged Congress to provide at least $500 million in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in their fiscal year (FY) 2025 appropriations package. 

February 15: AACN signed onto a letter to Congress in support of the reauthorization of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 7153/S. 3679).

February 13: AACN signed on a Nursing Community Coalition letter thanking Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) for introducing the Nurse Faculty Shortage Reduction Act (S.2815/H.R.7002), would provide much needed grant funding to close the pay gap between faculty and clinical nurses.

February 5: AACN signed onto a letter opposing the House of Representatives’ proposed use of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund) as an offset for H.R. 485, the Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act of 2023. 

January 31: AACN signed onto a Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) letter expressing concerns with H.R.6951, the College Cost Reduction Act (CCRA). 

January 29: AACN signed onto a Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership urging Congress to provide at least $877.8 million in funding for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs under Title VII and Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act.  

January 25: AACN signed onto a Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) letter outlining opposition to H.R.3347/S.2070, the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023. H.R.3347/S.2070 would unnecessarily, and unjustifiably, restrict access for our CRNAs within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), adversely impacting the health care of our nation’s veterans.

January 9: AACN signed onto a letter to Congressional Leadership requesting at least $302.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $197.693 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in fiscal year (FY) 2024, as outlined in the Senate Appropriations Committee passed bill. The letter urged Congress to avoid a long-term continuing resolution (CR) and fully fund these critical programs.

January 8: AACN signed onto a letter urging Congress to maintain the House and Senate set-asides for midwifery and nurse-midwifery education in any final FY 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) appropriations package. 

January 7: AACN signed onto a letter urging Congress to provide full funding for non-discretionary defense programs in FY2024.

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