Letters to Congress and federal agencies

October 2018
  • Health organization letter to HHS Secretary Azar expressing concern that funding to care for immigrant children under the administration's failed family separation policy is being drawn from FY 2018 funding for public health and medical research (Oct. 4)
September 2018
  • APHA letter urging members of the Senate to oppose the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (Sept. 28)
  • Health organization letter to leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee expressing support for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (Sept. 27) 
  • APHA letter opposing the administration’s proposal to reduce the size of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Sept. 26)
  • Health organization letter to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration urging the FDA to issue guidance for single-ingredient sweeteners such as table sugar, pure honey and maple syrup (Sept. 26) 
  • Health organization letter to Director Mick Mulvaney of the Office of Management and Budget to support strong investments for family planning programs in fiscal year 2020 (Sept. 18) 
  • Health organization letter urging members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee to support a Farm Bill that protects and strengthens the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Sept. 12) 
  • Health organization letter urging House and Senate leaders of the Committees on Appropriations to reject all tobacco policy riders included in the FY 2019 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (Sept. 11) 
  • Health organization letter supporting increased funding for CDC's National Center for Environmental Health in the FY 2019 Labor, HHS, Education appropriations bill (Sept. 6)
August 2018
  • Health organization letter to Senate and House appropriations leaders opposing a policy rider in the FY 2019 Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill that would restrict access to sales data from SNAP authorized retailers (Aug. 30) 
  • Health organization letter opposing provisions in the House Farm Bill proposal that would expose Americans to greater amounts of pesticides, toxic chemicals and other hazards and could harm human health (Aug. 29)
  • Health organization letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in opposition to the decision to reorganize and relocate the Economic Research Service (Aug. 27)
  • Health organization letter opposing S. 1857, the Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act (Aug. 23)
  • APHA letter to members of the Farm Bill conference committee urging support for key public health programs in the 2018 Farm Bill (Aug. 20)
  • Health organization letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee supporting funding for the Women, Infant and Children Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program (Aug. 13)
  • Health organization letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and CMS Administrator Seema Verma in support of further investments in research and programs to combat antimicrobial resistance (Aug. 7)
  • APHA letter to Secretary Pompeo and Attorney General Sessions opposing the recent settlement that would allow for the publishing of blueprints for printing 3D guns on the internet (Aug. 1)
July 2018
  • APHA letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary opposing the pending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court (July 26)
  • Health organization letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in opposition to the Trump administration's decision to slash funding for the ACA Navigator program (July 23) 
  • Health organization letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in response to reports that the United States delegation to the World Health Assembly sought to weaken a resolution designed to protect, promote and support breastfeeding (July 13) 
  • Organization letter to Congress opposing any renewed efforts to roll back the expansion in coverage and consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act (July 12)
  • Health organization letter in support of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (July 11) 
June 2018
May 2018
  • Health organization letter to Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders in support of FY 2019 funding for Title X (May 29)
  • Organization letter to Senate HELP Committee members in support of S. 2852, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 (May 22)
  • Health organization letter to Secretary Scott Gottlieb in support of reducing the nicotine level in cigarettes (May 21)
  • APHA letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to oppose H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill (May 16)
  • Health organization letter urging U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, to reject any iteration of the domestic gag rule (May 16)
  • Health organization letter to the House Committee on Rules opposing proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 that would undermine the evidence-based nutrition standards for meals, foods and beverages in schools (May 15) 
  • Health organization letter to leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus supporting the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (May 15)
  • Health organization letter to Congressional leaders opposing any efforts to diminish the 340B drug pricing program (May 14)
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House leaders urging them to hold a vote on HR 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act (May 11)
  • Organization letter in opposition to the White House proposal to rescind $7 billion of funding from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (May 9)
  • Friends of NIOSH letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in support of FY 2019 funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and opposing the president's proposal to move NIOSH from CDC to NIH (May 9)
  • Friends of NCHS letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in support of adequate FY 2019 funding for CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (May 7)
  • Health organization letter to Senators urging sensible and needed safety and consumer improvements to the AV START Act (May 4) 
  • Health organization letter to the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leaders in support of FY2019 funding for the Federal Drug Administration's oversight of tobacco related products (May 4) 
  • Health organization letter to the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leaders in support of FY2019 funding for the Federal Drug Administration's oversight of tobacco related products (May 4) 
April 2018
  • Health organization letters to the Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders urging Congress to provide federal funding to the CDC to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention (April 30)
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting funding requests for FY 2019 for newborn screening programs (April 25)
  • Health organization letter to House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting $327 million in FY 2019 for Title X (April 25)
  • Health organization letter urging Senate HELP committee leaders to further strengthen the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 through emphasis on primary prevention (April 24)
  • Health and medical organization letter opposing S. 263, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (April 23)
  • Health organization letters urging Assistant Secretary Brett Giroir, Secretary Alex Azar and Director Robert Redfield to advance a multi-faceted solution to antimicrobial resistance (April 14)
  • Friends of HRSA Coalition FY 2019 request letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders (April 11) 
  • Coalition letter in support of FY 2019 funding for programs critical to the nation’s preparedness against public health threats (April 10)
  • CDC Coalition FY 2019 request letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders (April 9)
  • APHA letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leaders in response to the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (April 9)
  • Coalition letter to congressional committee leaders outlining recommendations for the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (April 6)
  • Health organization letter to Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting $330 million in budget authority in FY 2019 for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (April 3)
March 2018
 
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting $454 million in budget authority in FY 2019 for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (March 27)
  • Public health, nutrition and anti-hunger organization nutrition priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization (March 14)
  • Organization letter to congressional leaders opposing policy riders on FY 2018 funding bills including those that would threaten clean air and public health protections (March 13)
  • Health organization letter to Senator Sherrod Brown in support of his leadership in re-introducing the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act (March 12)
  • Health organization letter to the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in support of maintaining the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority's important role in combating antimicrobial resistance and including a new antimicrobial R&D incentive in PAHPA reauthorization (March 12) 
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House Appropriations Committee leaders urging additional funding for opioid overdose prevention efforts (March 5)
February 2018
  • Health organization letter in support of the Sickle Cell Disease Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018 (Feb. 26)
  • Letters from 75 public health, medical and research organization to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives urging action on comprehensive legislative solutions to firearm-related injuries and fatalities (Feb. 22)
  • APHA letter urging Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 to protect the rights of people with disabilities (Feb. 14)
  • Organization letter urging Congress to include new antimicrobial research and development incentives in the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (Feb. 6)
January 2018