House Passes Gabbardʻs Bill to Fund Nursing Programs
Today, the US House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would reauthorize federal funding for programs that train nurses.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Dave Joyce, co-chairs of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act back in January.
“There is a dire need of nurses all across this country, with rural and underserved communities most negatively impacted. Nurses are the heartbeat of our healthcare system, and this shortage is a crisis that impacts everyone,” Gabbard said in a press release.
“This bill will help make it easier to educate, train, and grow the number of nurses across the country.”
Since its introduction, the bill has gained 130 sponsors.
The bill passed the House by voice vote. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.