The National Nursing Network Organization
and supporters thank Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)
for his co-sponsorship of HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010
Congressman Doggett proudly serves the 25th District of Texas. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and also serves on the House Budget Committee. He was honored with the national AARP 2008 Legislative Achievement Award for his leadership on Medicare
Congressman Doggett is especially committed to improving access to affordable healthcare and views this to be one of his top priorities. He also strives for a longer-term correction for the payment formula used for Meidcare/Tricare physicians and wishes to see Americans access the physician of their choice. Congressman Doggett is an active member of the Seniors Task Force to ensure the needs and interests of our elderly population remain at the forefront of work in Congress.
The Congressman is the senior member of the Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means in the House of Representatives and said the following of H.R. 4601, The National Nurse Act of 2010
“As a senior member of the Health Subcommittee, I have worked with nurses to ensure that everyone has access to high quality, affordable care. The new health insurance reform law will result in even more reliance upon the nursing profession. I continue hearing firsthand of the important work that nurses are doing through my daughter, who is director of the University of Texas School of Nursing Family Wellness Center. I am pleased to support H.R. 4601, the National Nurses Act, to create an Office of the National Nurse, which will ensure that the needs, suggestions, and contributions of registered nurses will be recognized at the highest levels of government. In addition to providing a voice to the nurses in Central Texas, the National Nurse will also work with community groups to encourage volunteerism and assist them with grant opportunities aimed at improving public health.”
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, November 17, 2010