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Pictured: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Thank you to Congresswoman Roybal-Allard (CA-40) for co-sponsoring H.R. 485, The National Nurse Act of 2013. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has always been a strong advocate for nursing and public health. She is known as a political pioneer and was the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress. Before that, she represented the 56th Assembly District of California for six years.
From Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's official government website: "Throughout her tenure in public service, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has remained committed to expanding opportunities for residents of her district and working families throughout the country. She champions efforts to increase access to health care, create affordable housing, modernize and upgrade public schools, improve school safety, increase the federal minimum wage, reduce the high Hispanic drop-out rates, preserve Social Security and Medicare, and stimulate economic growth to create new jobs."
Here is Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's statement about H.R. 485, The National Nurse Act of 2013:
“I was happy to sign on as a cosponsor to H.R. 485 The National Nurse Act of 2013. Nurses are the heart and soul of our health care system, and bring a holistic, preventative and compassionate lens to a system that has been stuck in a conventional sick care mode for too many years. Imagine what the health care system would look like today if nurses had been represented at leadership levels all along."