Pictured: Congressman Gerald Connolly (VA)
The National Nursing Network Organization
and supporters thank Congressman Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
for his co-sponsorship of HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
Congressman Connolly is serving his first term in Congress, representing Virginia's 11th district. According to his website, the Congressman was elected President of the freshman class in the U.S. House of Representatives. This role allows Congressman Connolly to serve as a liaison between the House leadership and freshman members of Congress and insure they have a voice in the legislative process.
“I am proud to be a cosponsor of the National Nurse Act. Whether it is in schools, hospitals, clinics, other medical facilities, or the community at large, nurses are on the front lines of health care. Nurses are the unsung heroes in the health care field, playing a critical role in caring for the ill and infirm, promoting preventive care, educating the public and nursing students, and volunteering their time and expertise in their communities. This legislation will provide nurses with recognized leadership at the national level in the Public Health Service at a critical juncture in our nation’s history as we move forward in implement real health care reform.”
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, May 19, 2010