Pictured: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), a Senior Member of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, Chair of the House Democratic Health Task Force, Co-Chair of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Caucus and Vice-Chair of the Digestive Diseases Caucus released the following statement regarding HR 4903:
"It is my honor to co-sponsor HR 4903, the National Nurse Act. Access to reliable health care is the most important factor in determining a person's quality of life, and this care can not be provided without dedicated nurses. America's nearly 3 million nurses work each and every day to ensure patients receive accurate health information and the best care possible. By establishing an Office of the National Nurse, our nation's nurses will receive a strong federal advocate for their vital field, and all Americans will benefit from increased access to information about getting and staying healthy. I hope more young Americans will find this new office inspires them to join the profession of nursing and become trusted patient allies in the growing health care field."
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, June 09, 2006