Sending Office: Honorable David P. Joyce
We are writing today inviting you to join the House Nursing Caucus.
Nurses are the backbone of our health care system. As the largest health care workforce in the United States, with four million registered nurses nationwide, nurses provide care and comfort to patients in the most trying circumstances. The bottom line is
that any challenge facing our nurses hurts the health and well-being of the American people.
In 2003, Congress formed the House Nursing Caucus to address policy issues impacting the nursing profession and to recognize the high-quality, patient-centered care provided by registered nurses. While the demand for nurses varies by state, it is projected
that the need across the country for nurses will increase by 28% by the year 2030. In order to meet the nation’s increasing health care demands, it is essential that policy issues impacting nursing education, recruitment, and retention, such as supporting
the reauthorization of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs, are addressed.
The House Nursing Caucus thoughtfully evaluates and discusses ways to ensure that patients and communities, especially in rural and underserved areas, have access to the highest possible levels of nursing care. The House Nursing Caucus holds periodic briefings,
supports key legislation affecting the nursing profession, and provides additional information on issues impacting nursing nationally so that nurses’ voices are not lost in the public policy dialogue on health care.
For more information or to join the House Nursing Caucus, please contact Patrick Koetzle in Representative Gabbard’s office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Catherine Wilson in Representative Joyce’s office (email@example.com).
David P. Joyce Tulsi Gabbard
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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