2016 letters to Congress and federal agencies

December 2016
November 2016
  • APHA letter to the House and Senate in opposition to using the Prevention and Public Health Fund as an offset for the 21st Century Cures Act (Nov. 23)
  • Health organization statement opposing any effort to include policy changes in any FY 2017 spending bill that would dictate the content of the WIC food packages (Nov. 23)
  • Letter to Congressional leaders opposing policy riders in any FY 2017 final spending bill or continuing resolution, including those that would block, weaken or delay critical clean air and public health protections (Nov. 18)
  • Letter to President Obama opposing any FY 2017 spending bill or continuing resolution that underfunds the U.S. EPA or contains policy riders including those that would block, weaken or delay critical clean air and public health protections (Nov. 18)
  • Organization letter to Senate urging swift passage of H.R. 670, the Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act (Nov. 17)
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate appropriators to fully fund CDC's Office on Smoking and Health and to oppose policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to oversee tobacco products (Nov. 16)
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate leadership to oppose policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to oversee tobacco products (Nov. 16)

October 2016
  • Friends of HRSA year-end FY 2017 letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders (Oct. 18)
  • CDC Coalition year-end FY 2017 letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders (Oct. 18)
  • Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition letter in support of FY 2017 funding for HRSA's Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs (Oct. 14)
September 2016
August 2016
  • Letter to House and Senate leaders urging Congress to craft a compromise Zika funding package that can pass both chambers and be signed by the president immediately on its return from the summer recess (Aug. 3)
July 2016
  • APHA letter urging President Obama to restore access to affordable health care for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients (July 19)
  • Organization letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to restore funding for CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (July 12)
  • Health organization letter urging Congress to send a bipartisan Zika emergency spending bill to the president before adjourning for the summer recess (July 12)
  • Health organization letter calling for increased funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and opposing policy riders that would block, weaken, or delay critical clean air and public health protections in the FY 2017 EPA-Interior appropriations bill (July 12)
June 2016
May 2016

April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
  • Organization letter to FDA regarding introduction of new tobacco products without regulatory review (Feb. 26)
  • Organization letter calling for S. 185, the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health to be included as part of the Senate's biomedical innovations effort (Feb. 23)
  • Organization letter in support of the president’s request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus (Feb. 23)
  • Organization sign-on letter supporting the highest possible funding allocation for the FY 2017 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (Feb. 22)
  • Collaborative for Effective Opioid Policies letter urging the Missouri General Assembly to authorize a state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Feb. 15)
  • Health organization letter to leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee requesting strong public health protections in any final legislation to reauthorize the Toxic Substances Control Act (Feb. 12)
  • Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies letter supporting S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (Feb. 9)
  • APHA letter in support of the Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act (Feb. 8)
  • Organization letter supporting Trans-Pacific Partnership tobacco control provision (Feb. 3)
January 2016
  • Health organization letter to House leaders opposing the use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Clean Water Act rule finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers (Jan. 11)