Legislative Team News: June 2019

AAACN has endorsed the following Nursing Community Coalition's (NCC) legislative initiatives:

The NCC Thanks Senate for Introducing Title VIII Reauthorization
AAACN joined the other 61 members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) in signing a letter thanking Senators Merkley and Burr for introducing S. 1399, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. We will continue to support this important legislation.

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AAACN Supports Testimony Requesting Title VIII Reauthorization
AAACN signed onto the written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) earlier this month. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

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AAACN Supports US Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019
On April 3, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with a bipartisan group of 13 Senators and 9 Representatives, introduced the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019 (H.R. 2056/S. 997). NCC has been supportive of this legislation last Congress, which honors the Cadet Nurse Corps who served our country during WWII.

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