Letters to Congress and federal agencies

November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017

  • Health organization letter supporting adequate FY 2018 funding for CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (Aug. 29)
  • Health organization statement opposing H.R. 3529, the WIC Improvement Act, legislation that would undermine the science-based WIC food package (Aug. 1)
July 2017
  • APHA letter to the U.S. Senate opposing any legislation to repeal or weaken the Affordable Care Act (July 24)
  • Health and medical organization letter to the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (July 17)
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate appropriations leaders to continue full funding for HIV/AIDS programs at HRSA and CDC (July 12)
  • Organization letter urging House appropriators to oppose tobacco riders in the Agriculture-FDA FY 2018 spending bill (July 11)
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate Labor-HHS appropriators to fund HRSA's and CDC's newborn screening programs at the highest possible level (July 6)
June 2017
  • Letter from public health leaders to the U.S. Senate opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act (June 28)
  • Organization letter urging Congress to support a strong national paid family and medical leave policy (June 28)
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate appropriators to provide strong funding for CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (June 20)
  • APHA letter to Senate leaders expressing concern over Senate efforts to develop legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (June 16)
  • Organization letter to chair and ranking member of House and Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittees providing recommendations for a public health emergency response fund (June 16)
  • Organization letter in support of including over-the-counter drug monograph reform in the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 (June 14)
  • Letter urging HHS Secretary and FDA Commissioner to maintain Nutrition Facts Label compliance date (June 12)
  • Informal Coalition on Biodefense and Public Health letter urging House and Senate appropriators to provide strong funding for programs critical to the nation's preparedness (June 12)
  • Organization letter to congressional leaders in support of long-term funding extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (June 12)
  • Diverse stakeholder letters urging House and Senate appropriators to support strong FDA oversight and enforcement of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act (June 12)
  • Health organization letter supporting adequate FY 2018 funding for CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (June 12)
May 2017
April 2017
  • Organization letter urging the House and Senate health committees to adopt comprehensive over-the-counter monograph reform (April 28)
  • Health organization letter urging the House and Senate Budget Committees to maintain strong investments in HHS global health programs (April 27)
  • Organization letter to House leadership expressing concern that the most recent version of the American Health Care Act would result in reductions in care for people suffering from addiction and mental illness (April 27)
  • Health groups and industry letter urging the chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies to support voluntary sodium reduction targets in FY 2017 (April 27)
  • Organization letter opposing policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to oversee tobacco products and funding cuts to CDC's Office of Smoking and Health in FY 2017 (April 11)
  • Health organization letters to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee leaders in support of adequate funding for AHRQ in FY 2018 (April 5)
March 2017
  • CDC Coalition letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee leaders in support of $7.8 billion for CDC in 2018 (March 30)
  • Friends of HRSA letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee leaders in support of $7.48 billion for HRSA in 2018 (March 30)
  • Organization letter to U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act (March 27)
  • Health organization letter to House Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee leaders urging ample funding to combat the Zika virus in FY 2018 appropriations bills (March 27)
  • Health organization letter opposing the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 and the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (March 27)
  • Health organization letter opposing the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 (March 21)
  • APHA letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (March 21)
  • Organization letter to House leadership expressing concern that the American Health Care Act would result in reductions in care for people suffering from addiction and mental illness (March 21)
  • Health organization letter to the Senate opposing the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act and the Midnight Rules Relief Act (March 14)
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate leadership to ensure that health care coverage and payment decisions are based on medical and legal qualifications and standards (March 7)
  • Organization letter urging President Trump to maintain funding made possible by the Prevention and Public Health Fund (March 3)
  • Organization letter urging the Office of Management and Budget to support family planning and sexual health care services in its FY 2018 budget request (March 2)
  • NDD United letter to Congress opposing cuts and supporting adequate funding for NDD programs in the FY 2018 appropriations process (March 1)
February 2017
January 2017
  • Letter urging President Trump to rescind the Jan. 27 executive order on visas and immigration (Jan. 31)
  • Health organization letter to Senate health committee leaders urging them to ensure that HHS nominee Tom Price is committed to a strong immunization program that protects citizens from vaccine-preventable diseases (Jan. 17)
  • Health organization letter opposing H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (Jan. 10)
  • Organization letter to Congress opposing efforts to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Jan. 9)
  • APHA letter in strong opposition to any legislation to repeal or otherwise weaken the Affordable Care Act (Jan. 4)
  • APHA letter opposing the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act and the Midnight Rules Relief Act (Jan. 3)