Pictured: Congressman Lantos
Congressman Tom Lantos, representing San Mateo and San Francisco, California and a strong supporter of the nursing profession, signed on to HR 4903 just prior to the August recess. Here is his statement about the National Nurse Act of 2006:
"The National Nurse Act of 2006 (H.R. 4903) establishes a new Office of the National Nurse to encourage people to enter tis vital profession, to encourage people to teach in our nursing schools and to promote public health. The shortage of crucially-needed nurses in our nation's healthcare system illustrates how important this legislation is. I am pleased to be a cosponsor of this bill introduced by my colleague Congresswoman Lois Capps. It will promote methods of achieving better health care and make grants for public education on health priorities."
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, September 04, 2006