Tag Archives: Advocacy

Congressional Briefing: Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession, Feb 16, 2011

Update 2/18/2011 – Click here to view remarks from this Congressional Briefing. NASW is pleased to announce that Congressman Edolphus Towns, sponsor of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act, and a professional social worker, is holding a congressional briefing entitled, “Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession” on February 16, ... Read More »

News from the Hill – January 2011

CAPTA Reauthorization Bill Signed Into Law On December 20, President Obama signed into law the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010 (CAPTA), formerly S. 3817. The law promotes the use of differential response in child protective services, gives special attention to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence, and sharpens the prevention focus of the community-based ... Read More »

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Efforts Moving Forward

House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) have introduced a bill seeking to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.  The bill’s language is similar to the DADT repeal that was stripped out of the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this year.  A vote is expected to occur on Wednesday, and we will ... Read More »

NASW Receives Speaker Pelosi’s Thank You

By James K. Finley, NASW Staff House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted a thank you gathering this Wednesday, November 10, 2010 for progressive groups that had worked to support the many accomplishments of the 111th Congress. A major purpose of the event was to help Pelosi rally her troops to play defense next year. The Speaker thanked dozens of health, environmental ... Read More »

News from the Hill – November 2010, First Edition

Election 2010 With the elections now over, we wanted to briefly recap the results and look forward to the 112th Congress. Although a few results are incomplete, more than 80% of PACE-endorsed candidates were victorious (member ID and password required). We are proud of the work NASW members did in support of endorsed candidates, and we thank those of you ... Read More »

Event: NASW’s Healthy Families, Strong Communities Project

September 17, 2010 4:30pm – 6:30pm National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 7th Floor Conference Room 750 First St, NE Washington, DC 20002 Refreshments provided for an event on: Promoting Human Rights of Women and Girls Globally: The Intersection of Social Work and Family Planning Services This event coincides with the United Nations mobilization campaign: STAND UP, TAKE ACTION, END ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate We’re approaching a crucial time in any election cycle: the deadline for federal candidates to report their second quarter fundraising figures.  By July 15, everyone running for Congress must tell the Federal Elections Commission how much they’ve raised through June 30. This is important for a few reasons.  For one, we’ll know how much money individuals have raised ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010

Political Climate Although it may feel like November’s election is off in the distance, there are actually very few legislative days left for Members of Congress.  For one thing, the House and Senate will go into recess around holidays, such as the Fourth of July.  Secondly, Congress will leave for good well in advance of the election in order to ... Read More »

As Congress Struggles, CMS Resumes Processing Medicare Claims

Faced with several more days of congressional debate, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun processing payments for Medicare Part B claims for services delivered beginning June 1, 2010 and afterward, including those of physicians and clinical social workers. For the third time this year, Congress has been stymied in its efforts to pass legislation that would ... Read More »

Support Essential Extenders Legislation, H.R. 4213

Action Requested Email your targeted Senator today and urge they support critical extenders legislation, H.R. 4213. Target Senators: Bayh (IN), Brown (MA), Collins (ME), Menendez (NJ), Nelson (NE), Shaheen (NH), Snowe (ME) and Warner (VA).   Background Congress has struggled for weeks over a sprawling “extenders bill” caught between conflicting needs to reduce deficit spending and extend several key expiring ... Read More »