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115th Congress (2017 to 2018)

AWHONN Communicates with the Administration and Members of Congress


AWHONN regularly interacts with Members of Congress, their staff, and key agency officials. Below is a selection of written communications to these important partners.


 5/17/2017 AWHONN joined 51 other organizations in signing on to a letter supporting increasing the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations for the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities, which works to save babies by studying and addressing the causes of birth defects 
 5/17/2017 AWHONN joined 51 other organizations in signing on to a letter to Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price concerning the FDA’s deeming rule on tobacco products out of concern that the FDA under the new administration is delaying implementation of the rule, or reconsidering it
 5/3/2017 AWHONN joined 33 other organizations in signing a letter to thank Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) for introducing the Save Women’s Preventive Care Act, which would preserve in any further healthcare insurance reform the Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines, established by the Affordable Care Act.
 4/21/2017  As part of the Nursing Community coalition, AWHONN was one of 58 organizations that signed on to a letter requesting $244 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Development programs and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in FY 2018 appropriations.
 4/11/2017  AWHONN signs on to a letter supporting the rejection of a 50% cut in funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) for the current fiscal year.
 3/27/2017 AWHONN urges Congressional appropriators to oppose inclusion of policy riders that would weaken FDA’s authority to oversee tobacco products.
 3/27/2017 AWHONN signs on to letter requesting ample funding to combat the Zika virus in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 appropriations bills. 
 3/21/2017  AWHONN joined 415 organizations to share concerns about the American Health Care Act and it's impact on those with addiction and mental illness. 
 3/7/2017 As part of the Nursing Community coalition, AWHONN was one of 54 organizations that signed House Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) testimony that was submitted March 7, 2017, and a letter sent March 16 both highlighting FY 2018 requests of $244 million for Title VIII and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). 
 2/28/2017  AWHONN urges Congressional leaders to continue to support efforts to protect the health of women for preventive care, well woman exams, and family planning.
 2/8/2017 As part of the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose, AWHONN signs on to a letter calling for continued access to addiction treatment and recovery support services in any health reform efforts.
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