After a Thanksgiving break, members of Congress have returned to Washington, D.C. to continue their lame duck session of Congress. During this session, they will address outstanding legislation from the 115th Congress. The Senate was back in session yesterday, and the House of Representatives will begin its session today. As previously reported, the 116th Congress will commence in January 2019.
We encourage you to continue to reach out to your members of Congress and urge them to support these key legislative issues impacting NP practice. As NPs and constituents, your voices matter and need to be heard in these last legislative weeks of the 115th Congress.
With just over 30 days until the first handful of states open for the 2019 state legislative session, the AANP State Government Affairs team is already out front and screening bills. We’re seeing an uptick in legislation that aims to streamline licensure requirements and an added focus on public health and health care finance. AANP already has more than 40 bills on its internal pre-session docket, and it adds more each week. Watch for our refreshed coming in 2019. You’ll be able to track key legislation right along with AANP’s professional policy staff.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear from fellow NPs and government and industry experts and meet with your members of Congress during the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference. The conference is on pace to sell out again, so don't delay.