National Legislation Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on April 16, 2021
Nurse holds sign "Nurses & Veterans Stand Together"

NNU Applauds Senate Passage of Toxic Exposure Legislation Expanding Health Care for Veterans

The SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxins.

National Nurses United
June 16, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Two nurses kneeling in hospital hallway

Tulsa mass shooting emphasizes need for health care violence prevention bill

Yet another tragic mass shooting demonstrates the importance of legislation currently in the U.S. Senate that would provide substantial safety protection for our nation’s health care workers, patients, and their families.

National Nurses United
June 2, 2022

• NNU

Nurse holds sign "Nurses & Veterans Stand Together"

Nurses Urge Immediate Senate Passage of Honoring Our PACT Act

NNU announced its support for the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act, a bill that would expand VA services to the 3.5 million United States veterans who faced toxic burn pit exposure during their military service.

National Nurses United
June 2, 2022

• Veterans Affairs

Group image of NNU President Jean Ross, RN; Senator Bernie Sanders; NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN; and NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN

Nurses applaud reintroduction of Senate Medicare for All legislation

Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. Senate. NNU has long supported Medicare for All because health care is a human right.

National Nurses United
May 12, 2022

NNU old photo of group of NNU nurses holding banner in front of US Capitol "The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses applaud introduction of federal legislation to prevent workplace violence in health care, social service settings

NNU today announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, officially reintroduced today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

National Nurses United
May 11, 2022

Senator Joe Machin

Nurses support Schumer call for vote on Biden’s Build Back Better bill; urge Sen. Manchin to rescind opposition and vote ‘Yes’

NNU today endorsed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s announcement that he will hold a vote early next year on President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation to help families across America.

National Nurses United
December 20, 2021

• NNU

President Joe Biden in front of "Build Back Better" background

Nurses praise President Biden’s leadership on Build Back Better agenda bill essential for improving lives of women workers and their families

NNU strongly endorsed efforts by President Biden, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the vast majority of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses to pass the reconciliation and infrastructure legislation in tandem.

National Nurses United
October 4, 2021

National Nurses United logo, nurses outside capitol building

National Nurses United Applauds Passage of Senate Budget Resolution

NNU specifically applauded Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders for paving the way for the reconciliation package to include critical Medicare improvements and expansion.

National Nurses United
August 11, 2021

Nurses hold signs "Safe Staffing Now"

RNs Applaud Introduction of Federal Legislation to Mandate Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

National Nurses United today applauds the introduction of the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act, a federal bill that would set specific safety limits on the numbers of patients each RN can care for in hospitals throughout the United States.

National Nurses United
May 12, 2021

Sign "Nurses and Veterans stand together"

Registered nurses applaud the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passage of the VA Employee Fairness Act

National Nurses United applauds the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passage of the VA Employee Fairness Act. The legislation would allow nurses to advocate for the highest quality of patient care without threat of retaliation.

National Nurses United
May 4, 2021

• Veterans Affairs