Sending Office: Honorable David P. Joyce
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Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsors: Aguilar, BarraganBeatty,
Blumenauer, Bonamici, Bordallo, CapuanoCastor, Comstock, Costello,
Courtney, D. Davis, R. Davis, DeFazio, Delaney,
Engel, Eshoo, Faso, Gabbard, Garamendi, Higgins,
Jackson Lee, Jenkins, KhannaLangevin, Lipinski,
Loebsack, LofgrenS. Maloney, Matsui, McCollum, McKinley, Meehan,
Murphy, Napolitano, Norton, Peters, Pingree,
Pocan, Raskin, Rice, Rogers, Roybal-Allard,
, Rush, Russell, Ryan, Shea-Porter,
Takano, Tonko, Walz, Wilson,
, Young (IA), Young (AK)


Dear Colleague:

Please join us in securing the future of the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq]) by cosponsoring H.R. 959, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017. Administered
through the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Title VIII programs have supported the recruitment, retention, and distribution of highly-educated professionals who comprise our nation’s nursing workforce for more than 50 years.

An estimated 10,000 people are turning 65 years old per day, and that trend will continue until 2019. In order to meet this increased demand for care, we need to grow the largest group of health care providers—nurses. Title VIII programs bolster nursing
education at all levels, from entry level preparation through graduate study, and provide support for institutions that educate nurses for practice in rural and medically underserved communities. These programs are designed to address specific needs within
the nursing workforce and America’s patient population, and are, therefore, a direct investment in the nation’s health. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 would ensure that these critical programs are available for years to come.

As our nation continues to explore avenues that will increase access to health care, lower costs, and improve the quality of health care, Title VIII programs present a viable solution to ensure that these goals are met. Therefore, we urge you to cosponsor
this bill. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Alburger in Representative David Joyce’s office at or Patrick Koetzle in Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s office at




David  Joyce                                                                            Tulsi Gabbard

Co-Chair, Nursing Caucus                                                      Co-Chair, Nursing Caucus



Rodney Davis                                                                         Suzanne Bonamici

Vice-Chair, Nursing Caucus                                                   Vice-Chair, Nursing Caucus

Related Legislative Issues
Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Education, HealthCare, Labor
Related Bill Information
Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 959
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