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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

H.R. 485 National Nurse Act of 2013 off to a Fantastic Beginning

Please join the NNNO Board in saying thank you to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Peter King (NY-3) for joining together to introduce H.R. 485. Congresswoman Johnson, a Democrat, is the first nurse elected to the U.S. Congress and is presently serving her 11th term in the House of Representatives. Congressman King, a Republican, serves as a member of the Homeland Security Committee; is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence; and is also in his 11th term in the House.

We are grateful to have these dedicated and visionary legislators providing bi-partisan leadership at the helm of this bill. Please consider calling their DC offices to express your appreciation as well:

Congresswoman Johnson: 202-225-8885

Congressman King: 202-225-7896

Currently, 40 additional members of the House of Representatives have publicly declared their support of legislation for a National Nurse for Public Health by becoming co-sponsors of this bill:

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer OR-3
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici OR-1
  • Rep. Madeline Bordallo GU
  • Rep. David Cicilline RI-1
  • Rep. Gerald Connolly VA-11
  • Rep. John Conyers Jr. MI-13
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio OR-4
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett TX-25
  • Rep. Raul M. Grijalva AZ-7
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings FL-20
  • Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler WA-3
  • Rep. Rush Holt NJ-12
  • Rep. Mike Honda CA-15
  • Rep. Steve Israel NY-3
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee TX-18
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur OH-9
  • Rep. Peter King NY-3
  • Rep. James Langevin RI-2
  • Rep. Rick Larsen WA-2
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan NM-3
  • Rep. James Moran VA-8
  • Rep. Eleanor H. Norton DC
  • Rep. Charles Rangel NY-15
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan OH-17
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez CA 39
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez CA-47
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky IL-9
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader OR-5
  • Rep. Allyson Schwartz PA-13
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter NH-1
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter NY-28
  • Rep. Adam Smith WA-9
  • Rep. Jackie Speier CA-12
  • Rep. Marc Veasey TX-33
  • Rep. Greg Walden OR-2
  • Rep. Peter Welch VT
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson FL-17
  • Rep. John Yarmuth KY-3
  • Rep. Don Young AK

Take action by contacting your US Representative if he or she is not listed above to urge them to co-sponsor H.R 485, The National Nurse Act of 2013. Let them know you want to see preventive health services delivered to every American by the most trusted health service providers-Nurses!

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Tuesday, February 26, 2013  

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