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NLN Capitol Connection - April 2019

04/02/2019
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
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April 2, 2019

WHAT CAN YOU DO DURING A CONGRESSIONAL RECESS? FREE WEBINAR


captiol connectionThere will be multiple opportunities to interact with your Congressional members during the upcoming Congressional recess periods this summer. To learn how to maximize your #NLNVoices during a Congressional recess, join the NLN on April 29th at 3:00 pm EDT for a one hour webinar to learn more. You'll learn how to schedule a meeting in a district office, how to attend a town hall meeting, and other activities. Read more...


WILL YOU JOIN US ON MAY 1st FOR THE #NLNVOICES DAY ON THE HILL?

captiol connection 2The NLN Board of Governors and Public Policy Committee will storm Capitol Hill on May 1st for the 2019 #NLNVoices Day on the Hill. Support nursing by participating from your mobile device or your computer on the same day. All you have to do is sign up to participate in the virtual #NLNVoices Day on the Hill.
Interested? Read more...


HR 728 HAS 64 COSPONSORS — IS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ONE?

captiol connection 3The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 728) reauthorizes the Nursing Workforce Development Programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through fiscal year 2024. Currently H.R. 728 has 64 cosponsors (54 Democrats, 10 Republicans). The NLN supports H.R. 728 and will be working to pass this bill in the 116th Congress. Read more...


PRESIDENT RELEASES 2020 BUDGET

captiol connection 4The President's 2020 budget requests $87.1 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2019 estimated level. Unfortunately, the budget decreases funding to nursing programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These HRSA programs are known as the Title VIII nursing workforce development programs and provide direct funding to nursing schools in the form of grants. The only HRSA nursing program to survive in the President's budget is the NURSE Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program with $83 million for 2020. All other HRSA nursing programs would be eliminated in the President's budget. In 2019, HRSA's nursing programs received $249 million. Read the NLN statement opposing the President's cuts to HRSA nursing programs. Read more...


The next edition of the Capitol Connection will be published on May 7, 2019.

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