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Thank you for your co-sponsorship Representatives Lou Barletta, G.K. Butterfield, Yvette Clarke, Elise Stefanik, Pat Tiberi, and Paul Tonko!
The house version of the National Nurse Act of 2015, H.R. 379 gained six additional co sponsors in the month of September. Thank you to each of the following members for their support:
Advocates of H.R. 379, The National Nurse Act of 2015 are pleased to announce Rep. Lou Barletta's (PA-R-11) support for this legislation. Rep. Barletta is a member of the House Nursing Caucus. When writing to inform the NNNO of his decision to co sponsor, his office stated, "We think it's a great step forward on elevating the nursing professional and what nurses do to help stem chronic conditions with preventative care—it's a huge savings to our health care system."
It is an honor to have the support of Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-D-1), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus as a co sponsor for H.R. 379, The National Nurse Act of 2015. [https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/379?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22Hr+379%22%5D%7D] Rep. Butterfield is known to be an advocate for the people. Rep. Butterfield serves on the House Nursing Caucus. He is also a member of the Health Subcommittee of Energy and Commerce and is currently the Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus.
Another member of the Energy and Commerce Committee to sign on to H.R. 379 is Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY-D-9).According to her website, Rep. Clarke is an activist and a community organizer and now as a legislator, her boldness, compassion and love for the people has allowed her to become an effective leader and an outspoken advocate on numerous issues of great importance to her constituents.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-R-21) has also joined the growing list of co sponsors for the National Nurse Act of 2015. Rep. Stefanik is in her first term in Congress and is proud to be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.Rep. Stefanik serves on both the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12-R) is a member of the House Nursing Caucus. He is on the lookout for common-sense measures that lower the cost of health care. He joins a fellow Republican, Representative David Joyce (OH-14-R), Co-Chair of the House Nursing Caucus, in co sponsoring H.R. 379. Rep. Tiberi serves on the Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-D-20) helped push the list of co-sponsors for the National Nurse Act above 40. Rep. Tonko believes affordable and accessible health care not only improves quality of life, it makes businesses in the United States more competitive internationally. He also is a strong advocate for mental health parity. Rep. Tonko serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest standing committee in the House.