The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), will hold the "Examining Legislation to Improve Health Care and Treatment" hearing Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The subcommittee will continue its efforts to advance critical legislation that will address shortcomings in current law and reauthorize an important nursing training program.
The AONE-supported bills to be discussed are:
- H.R. 1209, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act – Authored by Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D (R-TX), this bipartisan legislation would require the Health Resources and Services Administration to designate maternity care health professional shortage areas and review these designations on an annual basis, at minimum. The Department of Health and Human Services would also be required to collect and publish data on these shortage areas.
- H.R. 2713, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act – Authored by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), this bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the current Nursing Workforce Development programs to continue nursing education at all levels, and provide additional support for nurses practicing in medically underserved communities.
Read the Nursing Community's testimony supporting Title VIII Reauthorization.