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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.

 

 6/2/2017  AWHONN joined 59 organizations in the Nursing Community in signing written testimony submitted to the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies concerning Fiscal Year 2018 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.
 5/30/2017  AWHONN joined 436 organizations in signing on to a letter to Senate leaders about the American Health Care Act and its impact on those with addiction and mental illness.
 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
 5/8/2017  AWHONN joined 62 other organizations in the Nursing Community coalition in signing a letter to Congress in celebration of National Nurses Week.
 5/5/2017  As part of the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose, AWHONN signed on to a letter to the acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy concerning addressing opioid abuse in the Administration’s 2017 Drug Control Strategy.
 5/5/2017  AWHONN joined 13 other organizations in the Patients Alliance for Drug Safety Protections in signing a joint letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee to support a request for a Government Accountability Office study on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for handling high-risk drugs in upcoming legislation.
 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.
 4/10/2017  AWHONN joined 56 organizations in the Nursing Community in signing a letter to the US House and Senate chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies concerning Fiscal Year 2018 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.
 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.
 2/15/2017  AWHONN joined other women’s and children’s health organizations in signing a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose resolutions that would allow states to deny funding for the contraceptive and preventive care patients receive at Title X clinics.
 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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