Letters to Congress and federal agencies

March 2020
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in support of a total of $50 million in FY 2021 funding for CDC and NIH to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention (March 30)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders requesting a nonpartisan, high-level, comprehensive review of the COVID-19 response once the immediate public health emergency subsides (March 30)
  • Organization letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting additional nutrition waivers to support individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (March 25)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging increased FY 2021 funding for CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement and ASPR’s Hospital Preparedness Program (March 25)
  • Organization letter to Congress opposing a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which would exclude nonprofit clinics that receive Medicaid reimbursement from receiving stimulus loans during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 24)
  • Organization letter to Congress in support of a minimum of $40 million for the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies program in FY 2021 (March 24)
  • Organization letter to Congress in support of increasing federal Medicaid matching funds and direct aid to states during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 23)
  • Organization letter to Congress in support of the PAID Leave Act (March 20)
  • Organization letter to Senate leaders urging a significant, long-term investment in public health infrastructure in future legislation to speed the response to the COVID-19 pandemic (March 20)
  • NACCHO, APHA and TFAH letter to Senate leaders opposing a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which would remove the CDC from collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response on the management of the Strategic National Stockpile (March 20)
  • Organization letter to the vice president and congressional leaders in support of additional actions to address current and future mental health and substance use needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic  (March 20)
  • Nonprofit organization letter to Congress with recommendations for assistance to help the nonprofit sector stay engaged serving the American people during the COVID-19 outbreak (March 19)
  • Organization letter to the U.S. Department of Labor urging approval of a petition for an OSHA emergency temporary standard for infectious disease to address the COVID-19 pandemic (March 13)
  • Organization letter to Vice President Pence and congressional leaders regarding additional actions that are needed by the administration and Congress as the United States faces a sharp increase in community transmission of COVID-19. (March 13)
  • Organization letter to Congress in support of S. 3415/H.R. 6150, the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act (March 11)
  • Health organization letter in support of $15 million for CDC's Climate and Health program in FY 2021 (March 9)
  • Organization letter in support of the Healthy Families Act (S. 840/H.R. 1784), legislation to create a national paid sick and safe days standard (March 5)
  • Health organization letter to the House and Senate urging that any legislation to address climate change maintain Clean Air Act authority to regulate greenhouse gases (March 2)
  • Health organization letter in support of S. 2754, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 and HR. 5544, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership Act of 2020, legislation to phase down the production of hydrofluorocarbons (March 2)
  • Public health and legal expert letter to Vice President Pence and other government leaders regarding principles and practices that should guide the efforts against COVID-19 in the U.S. (March 2)
February 2020
January 2020
  • Organization letter urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to implement an influenza vaccination program for asylum-seekers and migrants who are in the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (Jan. 28)
  • Organization letter in support of S.  3170, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (Jan. 24)
  • Organization letter in support of the Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act (Jan. 23)
  • Letter to House Democratic leaders urging them to schedule a full House vote on H.R. 1603, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (Jan. 14)