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杨贵妃传媒网ygfcmw·(中国)站入口直接进 is a nonpartisan organization that serves to educate and advocate for nursing education, research, and practice. 杨贵妃传媒网ygfcmw·(中国)站入口直接进 is a leader in securing sustained federal support for nursing education and research; shaping legislative and regulatory policy affecting nursing schools; and ensuring continuing financial assistance for nursing students.

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AACN Looks to the Senate as House Proposes Cuts and Consolidation of Programs Supporting Nursing Education and Research

On July 10th, the House Appropriations Committee advanced their Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) spending bill by a vote of 31 to 25. This bill proposes steep cuts and consolidation of programs throughout the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) opposes reduced funding for, or the elimination of, any nursing education programs and supports strong investment for our nurse researchers and scientists.

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AACN's Latest Advocacy, Coalition, and Policy Efforts


June 25: AACN signed onto a letter urging Congress to provide full funding for non-discretionary defense programs in FY2025.

June 24: AACN signed onto a letter supporting funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.

June 7: AACN signed on to an to Congress opposing the addition of the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act and the Defending Education Transparency and Ending Rogue Regimes Engaging in Nefarious Transactions (DETERRENT) Act as amendments to the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 (H.R.8070). 

June 5: AACN signed onto a Friends of the VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA) coalition letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which outlined FY 2025 funding recommendations for VA research, facility repairs, and information technology (IT) improvements. 

June 3: AACN signed onto a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging Congress to provide funding for CDC, NIH, and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to conduct research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.


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