Letters to Congress and federal agencies

April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
  • Organization letter supporting increased funding for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health in FY 2020 (Feb. 26)
  • Organization letter in support of the Agriculture Research Integrity Act which would preserve the independence of food and nutrition research and statistical agencies within USDA (Feb. 22) 
  • Organization letter urging members of Congress to support the WIC Act to expand WIC eligibility for at-risk infants, children and new mothers (Feb. 21)
  • APHA letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Feb. 25)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging $50 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention (Feb. 21)
  • Organization letter urging Members of Congress to cosponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (Feb. 7)
  • Health organization letter opposing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Feb. 4) 
  • Organization letter to members of the Senate and House in support of the Every Kid Outdoors Act (Feb. 1) 
January 2019
  • APHA letter to Congress outlining the association's priorities for the 116th Congress (Jan. 25)
  • Organization statement in support of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (Jan. 23)
  • Organization letters to the president and congressional leaders urging an immediate end to the government shutdown to prevent further negative impacts on the public's health (Jan. 17)
  • Health organization letter to Senate leaders urging quick passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (Jan. 11)
  • APHA letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Mike Thompson in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Jan. 9)
  • Organization letter to Members of the 116th Congress urging them to prioritize health equity (Jan. 4)