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Thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of nurse activists from every region of the country, the momentum for H.R. 379, The National Nurse Act of 2015 continues to grow. Thank you to the following U.S. Representatives for signing on to this important legislation.
Serving her 5th term, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14-D) is the voice in Congress for Tampa Bay. She led the way for new collaborative health initiatives at the University of South Florida, the Haley Veterans Administration Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. Rep. Castor serves on the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-9-D) filed to run for office on the first day he became eligible to vote. Rep. Cohen is a member of the House Nursing Caucus. He has remained a steadfast leader on issues of importance to the 9th district including leading the policy debate on issues such as infant mortality and universal health care.
Rep. Dan Donovan (NY-R-11) was elected in a special election to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives last May. He represents Staten Island and parts of South Brooklyn. Rep. Donovan serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
As a nurse, Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-2-R) brings a unique perspective to Congress. Rep. Ellmers serves as the Chairwoman of the Republican Women's Policy Committee (RWPC). She is a member of the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee and also the House Nursing Caucus.
Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26-D) is serving his 6th term in Congress, representing portions of Erie and Niagara Counties. Rep. Higgins serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Homeland Security and is also a member of the House Nursing Caucus.
Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6-R) retired from a distinguished career in the Air Force. Since first being elected in 2010, Johnson has been fighting to create jobs in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, improve services to our nation's heroes - our veterans. Rep. Johnson serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-9-D), elected to serve his first term in Congress in 2007, was inspired to seek this office by his son Michael, who in response to the attacks of September 11, sought and received a commission in the Air Force. He is a proud member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where he continues to work to make sure our nation's veterans get the care and benefits they've earned, and also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10-R) is currently serving her seventh term after first being elected to office in 2002. Prior to her election to Congress, Representative Miller served two successful terms as Michigan’s Secretary of State. Rep. Miller is a member of the House Nursing Caucus.