[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

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H.R. 1339:To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.

New Cosponsor: Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]

New Cosponsor: Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11]

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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

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H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.

New Cosponsor: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]

Thank you to our newest Cosponsor.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what you support.  Your voice goes a long way towards creating change.

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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1286: Healthy Families Act

us_capitol_in_black_and_white-wideH.R. 1286: Healthy Families Act:   To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

New Cosponsor: Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1]

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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Thank You! We succeeded!

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Thank you for writing your Member of Congress about the importance of Title VIII funding, which supports critical nurse workforce development programs. Writing your Representatives is not only critical in the democratic process, but allows the nursing profession to speak as a united voice and advocate for the issues that affect us most.

Your letters must have been read, because a few weeks ago President Obama introduced a budget for 2014, which included $251 million for Title VIII Programs, an approximately $20 million increase over the President’s previous budget proposals. Thank you for your efforts on this important issue. While we will continue undoubtedly to fight some tough battles in the future, this is a victory that I hope you will join us in celebrating. Thanks for all that YOU do.

To see which other health programs were funded, please read the full press release.

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 124: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

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Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what you support.  Your voice goes a long way towards creating change.

New Cosponsor: Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY13]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]

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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 94: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding women’s health and economic security.

ImageH.Res. 94: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding women’s health and economic security.

Thanks to our New Cosponsor: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]

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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 124: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

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This resolution’s text is now available.

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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S.Res. 60: A resolution supporting women’s reproductive health.

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S.Res. 60: A resolution supporting women’s reproductive health.

New Cosponsor: Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]

New Cosponsor: Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]

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