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FY 2014 Appropriations

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Final FY 2014 Spending Bill Heads to the President for Signature

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, by a vote of 72-26. The bill cleared the House on Wednesday by a vote of 359-67. The final spending package, which adheres to the $1.012 trillion spending limit set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [Public Law No. 113-67], will now head to the White House for the President to sign this weekend before the current continuing resolution expires. As previously released on AACN’s Appropriation’s Advocacy page, the final bill includes $156.8 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) programs. Below are a few highlights that relate to AACN’s programs of interest. For more detailed information and historical funding levels, see AACN’s Appropriations Advocacy Page.

Workforce

  • $6.324 billion (a 7.9% increase over FY 2013) for the Health Resources and Services Administration
  • $469.236 million (a 7.1% increase over FY 2013) for the Bureau of Health Professions
  • $223.841 million (a 3% increase over FY 2013) for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act)

Research

  • $29.9 billion (a 3.5% increase over FY 2013) for the National Institutes of Health
  • $140.517 million (a 3% increase over FY 2013) for the National Institute of Nursing Research
  • $471 million (a 9.8% increase over FY 2013) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (this includes the additional support of $100 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, not recorded in the final legislation)

AACN's Letter to the Budget Conference Committee

On November 15, 2013, AACN sent a letter to the Budget Conference Committee requesting that healthcare, research, and education programs remain high priorities in FY 2014 budget discussions and that they are protected from sequestration. To view the letter, click here.




 

AACN Signs on to Letters to the Budget Conference Committee Regarding FY 2014 and Sequestration

AACN Policy Brief on Sequestration

FY 2014 Appropriations Funding Chart - Updated July 11, 2013

Watch Non-Defense Discretionary (NDD) United’s “Stop the Cuts” Video

AACN is a member of the Coalition for Health Funding’s NDD United, a community dedicated to saving NDD programs, from further budget cuts.

AACN Thanks President Obama for Supporting Nursing Funding

President Obama requested an increase in funding for nursing education and research programs in his FY 2014 budget proposal. On May 8, 2013, AACN sent him a letter expressing gratitude for his continued support of the nursing profession. To view the letter, click here.






AACN Thanks Our Nursing Champions in the Senate

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) circulated a Dear Colleague Letter requesting $251 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs in FY 2014. The letter garnered 27 signatures and was sent to the Labor, Health and Human Service, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to help inform their funding decisions. If your Senator signed this letter, please consider sending them a personal thank you for making nursing a priority. To view the letter and those that signed, click here.

AACN Thanks Our Nursing Champions in the House of Representatives

Representative Lois Capps (D-CA) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) circulated a Dear Colleague Letter requesting strong support for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) in FY 2014. The bipartisan letter garnered 84 signatures and was sent to the Labor, Health and Human Service, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to help inform their funding decisions. If your Representative signed this letter, please consider sending them a personal thank you for making nursing a priority. To view the letter and those that signed, click here.

AACN Applauds President's Recommendations for Nursing Funding

AACN's Request for FY 2014


FY 2014 Submitted Testimony to the LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee

House

Senate

Historic Nursing Appropriations