This website provides an opportunity to track the activities of your representatives in Congress. It also provides:
- A user-friendly overview of the status of pending legislation
- Progress of pending legislation
- Co-sponsors as well as links for full text of bills (even includes number of pages of bills)
- A summary of the bill
- Lists of related bills
- A comments section
- "Prognosis" for each bill related to the probability of being passed or enacted
- Links to track individual state legislation
The LIBRARY of CONGRESS: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
THOMAS is a Web site created to provide federal legislative information freely available to the public.
United States Senate Committee on Appropriations: http://appropriations.senate.gov/
The US Senate Committee on Appropriations has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation in the Senate.
United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations: http://appropriations.house.gov/
The US House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for setting specific expenditures of money by the government of the US.
American Nurses Association: Nursing World (ANA): http://www.nursingworld.org/
The main portal for the American Nurses Association.
American Nurses Association: ANA Department of Government Affairs (GOVA) - When Nurses Talk…. Washington Listens: http://www.rnaction.org
The GOVA team strives to represent nurses on Capitol Hill, provide support back in the states and remain involved as federal agencies propose and enforce new laws. The department serves to amplify nurses’ voices as policies are being created, fought for, and implemented. GOVA creates long-lasting relationships with nurses and their Representatives, attempting to create a world where health services are accessible, of high quality, and include the nursing profession as an integral part.
Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief (ANSR): http://www.ansralliance.org/
The ANSR Alliance represents a diverse cross-section of healthcare and other related organizations, healthcare providers as well as supporters of nursing issues that have united to address the national nursing shortage and the delivery of high quality nursing care to the nation.
Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA): http://www.nursing-alliance.org/
NOA is a coalition of nursing organizations united to create a strong voice for nurses. NOA is a sponsor of the Nurse In Washington Internship (NIWI).
The Nursing Community: http://thenursingcommunity.org
The Nursing Community is forum for national professional nursing associations to build consensus and advocate on a wide spectrum of health care and nursing issues, including practice, education and research. The Nursing Community is committed to improving the health and health care of our nation by collaborating to support the education and practice of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). The Nursing Community supports the following core principles:
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- A robust and diverse nursing workforce is essential to the health of all Americans
- Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare team, are involved in every aspect of care, and are committed to the patient, their families and the community
- The contributions made by the practice and science of nursing are critical to the delivery of high quality, life-saving, preventive, and palliative health care across all care settings, geographic areas, and social determinants of health
- The services RNs and APRNs provide are linked directly to the availability, cost, and quality of healthcare services
- Affordable, accessible, high quality health care, and improved health outcomes depends upon a model that is patient-centered and comprehensive, which can be achieved through the full complement of expertise gained from broad-based, inter-professional partnerships
- Nursing involvement is essential to the development of all aspects of the new healthcare information infrastructure. Nursing data is key to identifying patient outcomes and is essential to identifying required improvements in the delivery of patient care