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NLN Capitol Connection - January 2019

01/03/2019
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
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January 1, 2019

NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE 116TH CONGRESS WEBINAR

New Year, New Congress. With many historic changes courtesy of the 2018 elections, nurse leaders need to know how to navigate the 116th Congress to effectively advocate for policies that benefit nursing education, the profession, patients, and our communities. Join the NLN on February 6th at 3:00 pm ET for a one hour webinar on How to Navigate the 116th Congress.
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GOOD YEAR FOR NLN ADVOCACY

NLN was successful in the outcomes of a majority of our 2018 advocacy priorities. One key area in which we will continue our advocacy for the New Year is the reauthorization of the nursing workforce development programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Opioids
On October 24, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.
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CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP POSTS FINALIZED

Last month, Congress held elections to fill leadership positions within each chamber.

While the election of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House will occur this month, 13 other Democratic leaders selected last month included.
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116TH CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED

Congress recently finalized the committee leadership positions for the 116th Congress. The list of Chairs and Ranking Members for the congressional committees with jurisdiction over health and higher education issues is now available.
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The next edition of the Capitol Connection will be published on February 5, 2019.

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