2015 letters to Congress and federal agencies

December 2015
  • APHA letter to the U.N. Security Council calling for an end to the attacks on health workers and facilities in Syria (Dec. 18)
  • Health organization letter to House and Senate leadership supporting adequate funding for and opposing restrictions to research into the causes and prevention of gun violence (Dec. 12)
  • Health organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders supporting adequate funding for and opposing restrictions to research into the causes and prevention of gun violence (Dec. 1)
November 2015
  • APHA letter opposing Senate reconciliation legislation (Nov. 24) 
  • Organization letter to the U.S. Senate in support of the confirmation of Dr. Karen DeSalvo as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Nov. 24)
  • Organization letter supporting the inclusion of health and physical education in Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization (Nov. 17)
  • Organization letters in support of funding for the Medical Reserve Corps in FY 2016 and FY 2017 (Nov. 17)
  • Organization letter calling for an update of Dietary Reference Intake values (Nov. 16)
  • Organization letter to the House and Senate opposing the use of Congressional Review Act resolutions to block EPA actions to reduce carbon pollution (Nov. 16)
  • CDC Coalition letter letter calling for the highest possible level of funding for CDC in FY 2016 (Nov. 16)
  • Friends of HRSA letter calling for the highest possible level of funding for HRSA in FY 2016 (Nov. 16)
  • Organization letter opposing policy riders undermining the science base and public health benefits of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Nov. 16)
  • Organization letter requesting new tri-agency FAQ concerning tobacco cessation benefit (Nov. 12)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate leaders opposing the inclusion of any gun-related policy riders in FY 2016 appropriations bills (Nov. 12)
  • Health organization letter opposing Senate use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn EPA's Clean Water Act rule (Nov. 2)
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
  • Organization letter supporting funding for National Children's Study alternative in FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bills (Aug. 25)
  • Organization letter calling for FDA enforcement action for marketing modified risk tobacco products (Aug. 24)
  • Organization letter to President Obama urging the adoption of a strong, updated ozone standard (Aug. 11)
  • Organization letter opposing the Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015, legislation to delay the Clean Power Plan (Aug. 4)
  • Organization letter opposing efforts to prevent Planned Parenthood health centers from participating in federal health programs (Aug. 3)
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July 2015
  • Organization letter supporting S.185, the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health Act (July 28)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate leaders in support of Planned Parenthood (July 27)
  • Organization letter urging the adoption of amendments to improve the safety title of the DRIVE Act (July 26)
  • Organization letter urging the restoration of funding for the Partnerships to Improve Community Health program in the FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (July 22)
  • Organization letter opposing the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015 (July 21)
  • Organization letter urging U.S. Trade Representative to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership provides protection for countries to carry out tobacco prevention measures (July 20)
  • APHA letter supporting the nomination of Dr. Mary Wakefield as Deputy Secretary of HHS (July 20)
  • Organization letter opposing S. 1732, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015 (July 14)
  • APHA letter in support of the Helping Ensure Life- and Limb-Saving Access to Podiatric Physicians Act, S. 626 and H.R. 1221 (July 14)
  • Organization letter opposing cut to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the Senate appropriations bill (July 13)
  • APHA letter thanking Sen. Markey for a broad range of efforts to address prescription drug abuse and heroin overdose epidemic (July 10)
  • Organization letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing sec. 747 of the FY 2016 House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that would change to the grandfather date for tobacco products (July 7)
June 2015
  • Organization letter opposing elimination of Title X family planning in the House FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (June 23)
  • Organization letter opposing elimination of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the House FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (June 22)
  • Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies letter in support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, S. 524/H.R. 953 (June 19)
  • Organization letter opposing Dietary Guidelines-related riders in the House Agriculture and Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bills (June 19)
  • APHA letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing any attempt to use the Prevention and Public Health Fund as an offset to pay for H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (June 16)
  • Organization letter regarding FY 2016 funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (June 16)
  • Public health organization letter in support of the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment Act (June 9)
  • Organization letter urging Senate leaders to include health education as a core subject in the Every Child Achieves Act (June 1)
May 2015
  • Organization letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 2058, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2015 (May 26)
  • Organization letter to the House and Senate regarding FY 2016 funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (May 22)
  • Organization letter thanking administration for issuing guidance to health insurers regarding contraceptive coverage requirements under the ACA (May 15)
  • Organization letter to Rep. Esty supporting H.R. 1375, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (May 14)
  • Organization letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (May 12)
  • Organization letter supporting Senate action on S.192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 (May 4)
  • Organization letter supporting funding and opposing any attempts to limit authority for FDA oversight of tobacco products in the FY 2016 FDA appropriations bill (May 1)

April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
  • Organization letter in support of S. 185, the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health Act (Jan. 30)
  • Organization letter to Secretary Burwell opposing changes to the grandfather date of the Tobacco Control Act (Jan. 29)
  • Organization letter supporting the European Commission’s action to address tobacco control and investment protections in trade agreements (Jan. 28)
  • APHA letter applauding New Orleans smoke-free ordinance (Jan. 27)
  • Organization letter to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Jan. 26)
  • Organization letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Jan. 20)
  • APHA letter to Sen. Tom Udall in support of the Border Health Security Act (Jan. 14)
  • Letters to the House and Senate in support of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act (Jan. 12)