Pictured: Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Representative McCarthy, one of the three nurses in Congress, represents Long Island, New York, and is described to be a "citizen's legislator", working for the people. She serves on the 91 member House Nursing Caucus.
Here is Representative Carolyn McCarthy's statement on HR 4903:
"The creation of an Office of the National Nurse is needed and long overdue. The nursing profession is vital to our nation's public health, but all too often the needs of nurses are overlooked. A National Nurse would provide nurses with a powerful a voice within the federal government and will work to encourage talented people to join the profession either as providers of care or as educators."
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, May 29, 2006