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June 25, 2015
Breaking News: FY 2016 Appropriations Updates
On June 25, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved by a vote of 16-14 their Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Labor, Health and Humans Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) bill. The bill proposes a set of cuts and increases to programs of interest, including cuts to the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and an increase to the National Institutes of Health. Read More >>

FY 2016 House and Senate LHHS-ED Proposed Levels Chart

June 25, 2015 — The Senate Full Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 LHHS-ED bill by a vote of 16-14. Read the report here.

June 24, 2015 — The House Full Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 LHHS-ED bill by a vote of 30-21.

June 23, 2015 — The Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee marked up their FY 2016 bill.

June 23, 2015 the House LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee released their FY 2016 report.

June 17, 2015 — The House LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee marked up their draft FY 2016 bill.

June 16, 2015 — The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee released their FY 2016 draft bill.

For FY 2016, Congress must determine funding levels for discretionary federal programs, including those for health care. For FY 2016, AACN and the Nursing Community, a coalition of 61 national professional nursing organizations, requested $244 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, and supported strong funding for programs that further support education, research, the healthcare workforce, and public health infrastructure. Below highlights recent actions of the House and Senate in the appropriations process. For more information, visit AACN Appropriations Advocacy. AACN will continue to advocate for programs of interest throughout the appropriations process.

June 18, 2015
AACN Supports 21st Century Cures Act H.R. 6
AACN signed onto a letter of support sent by the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

June 10, 2015
AACN Supports H.R. 2713
AACN expresses great appreciation to Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH), co-chairs of the House Nursing Caucus, for introducing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713). Keeping America healthy demands an investment in the nursing workforce, including clinicians that provide direct patient care and the faculty who educate them. As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, nurses are central to the team of providers who create, maintain, and promote a patient-centered healthcare delivery system. Read More >>

State Snapshots on Nursing Education, Research, and Practice

Title VIII Nursing Student Profiles

AACN Policy Brief - Investing in Today’s Nurses for Tomorrow’s Improved Health: Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization

Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 2713

May 19, 2015
AACN Supports H.R. 1247 Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2015
AACN sent letters of support to Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for introducing H.R. 1247 which would recognize APRNs as full practice providers in the Veterans Health Administration. 

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