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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

Updates:
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.
 

FY 2016 Sign-On Letters

FY 2016 Testimony to Senate and House LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees

On April 3, AACN and the Nursing Community coalition, of which AACN is a member, submitted testimony to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee outlining the critical importance of supporting the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) at $244 million and the National Institute of Nursing Research at $150 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The testimonies described how nursing education and research impacts the nursing pipeline and the health and wellness of America’s patients.

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FY 2016 Dear Colleague Letters

Title VIII House Dear Colleague Letter
Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) circulated a letter requesting strong support for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs in FY 2016. The letter garnered 73 signatures.
 
Title VIII Senate Dear Colleague Letter
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) circulated a letter requesting $244 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs in FY 2016. The letter garnered 31 signatures.
 

FY 2016 Request Letters to House LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee

On March 19, AACN and the Nursing Community coalition, of which AACN is a member, submitted letters to the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) and $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

FY 2016 President's BudgeT

View highlights of the President's HHS FY 2016 Budget.


AACN Responds to Investments in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice in the President’s FY 2016 BudgET

AACN has expressed support and concern over specific provisions outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget that would impact the nursing workforce, critical healthcare research, and primary care practice.

FY 2016 Chart: President’s Budget Compared to FY 2015 Enacted Levels