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  • Issues regarding nursing and allied health care shortages, pipeline, and career perception. Issues involving nursing faculty shortage and use of artificial intelligence in education. S. 2840, Bipartisan Health Care and Health Workforce Act, as it relates to workforce shortages. Monitored H.R. 2411 / S. 1150, National Nursing Workforce Center Act. H.R. Monitored 4328, National Nursing Shortage Task Force Act. H.R. 6585, Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act. S. 2304, Allied Health Opportunity Act. H.R. 61211/S. 2853, Train More Nurses Act. Issues involving nursing licensure and examinations. H.R. 7002, Nurse Faculty Shortage Reduction Act. H.R. 2882, Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, as it relates to education and training program requirements.

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General Issues: Health Issues, Immigration, Education

Spending: about $390,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2022: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS)

Bills mentioned

S.4844: National Nursing Workforce Center Act of 2022

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

H.R.9200: Stop Nurse Shortages Act

Sponsor: Haley Stevens (D-Mich.)

H.R.2411: National Nursing Workforce Center Act of 2023

Sponsor: Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.)

S.2840: Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Act

Sponsor: Bernard Sanders (ID-Vt.)

H.R.4328: National Nursing Shortage Task Force Act of 2023

Sponsor: Jim Costa (D-Calif.)

S.1150: National Nursing Workforce Center Act of 2023

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

H.R.6585: Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act

Sponsor: Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)

S.2304: Allied Health Opportunity Act

Sponsor: Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

S.2853: Train More Nurses Act

Sponsor: Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)

H.R.7002: Nurse Faculty Shortage Reduction Act of 2024

Sponsor: Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)

H.R.2882: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024

Sponsor: Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.)

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Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Mary Beth Savary Taylor Joint Economic Committee, General Counsel; U.S. Senator Connie Mack, Legislative Assistant
Don Kent U.S. Sen Ron Johnson, Chief of Staff; DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, Asst Sec; DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, Deputy Asst Sec; U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Policy Adv; Office of the Asst. Maj. Leader Nickles Policy Adv.;U.S. Senator Don Nickles,Leg Asst
Greg D'Angelo White House Office of Management and Budget, Associate Director of Health Programs; Senate Committee on the Budget (Sen. Gregg, Sen. Sessions, and Sen. Enzi), Professional Staff Member
Brett Baker U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (Senators Crapo, Grassley, and Hatch)-Deputy Health Policy Director; Health Policy Dir.; Senior Policy Advsr; Policy Advisor. U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means (Reps. Camp and Ryan) Prof. Staff

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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