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August Recess Town Hall Meetings on Health Care Reform

During the August Congressional recess, your member of Congress may be hosting a Town Hall Meeting. We would like you to go to the Town Hall Meeting and talk to your member about Health Care Reform. While many Members of Congress notify constituents of Town Hall Meetings, you can join NASW’s Advocacy Listserv to receive notices regarding planned meetings by ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – August 5, 2009

Legislation The Energy and Commerce Committee reached a deal on America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009, H.R. 3200. The Ways and Means Committee and Education and Labor Committee had already reported the bill out of committee. On the Senate side, the Senate Finance Committee has six members meeting to reconcile differences. Legislative Climate With the House in recess and ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – August 5, 2009

Legislation The Energy and Commerce Committee reached a deal on America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009, H.R. 3200. The Ways and Means Committee and Education and Labor Committee had already reported the bill out of committee. On the Senate side, the Senate Finance Committee has six members meeting to reconcile differences. Legislative Climate With the House in recess and ... Read More »

Press Release: 111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment

For Immediate Release February 3, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202.336.8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Elizabeth Franklin 202.408.8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org 111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment New York Congressman Ed Towns Champions “Safety Net” Profession Washington, DC – Congress has reintroduced legislation to strengthen the social work workforce.The workforce, currently at 600,000 professionally trained members, is facing significant challenges including an ... Read More »

NASW Seeks Privacy Protections for Personal Health Records

For Immediate Release January 14, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org James Finley 202-336-8315 jfinley@naswdc.org Nation’s Social Workers Urge Congress to Act in Economic Recovery Plan Washington –The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) urges Congress to include provisions in the economic recovery bill that encourage the development of a national interoperable health information infrastructure (HIT), provided it includes ... Read More »

Social Workers to Testify in Congress on the Role of Social Work in a Changing America

For Immediate Release July 28, 2008Contact: NASW Government Relations Elizabeth Franklin 202-408-8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org NASW Communications Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee hearing on July 29 to examine how the nation’s social workers can best meet the changing needs of American families Washington—A Congressional hearing, “Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America,” ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Near Completion; President Signs Medicaid Moratorium

Take Action! NASW had important issues at stake in the Congress this week as major bills concerning both Medicare and Medicaid moved closer to the President for signature. Medicare Bill Falters on the Senate Floor, Re-Vote ExpectedLast night 39 Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). The Senate fell just one vote short of a necessary 60 votes ... Read More »

Victory in House Medicare Vote

Yesterday we asked you to contact your Members of Congress about H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. Thanks to those of you who responded, we won the vote 355-59. We only needed 290 votes to win. [Click here for more information on the Victory] Read More »

Efforts to Recruit, Retain and Research Nations Social Workers Gain Bipartisan Support in Congress

For Immediate Release February 27, 2008 Contact Gail Woods-Waller 202-336-8236 or gwaller@naswdc.org Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 or anadelhaft@naswdc.org Dr. Dorothy I. Height Joined U.S. Congressmen Ed Towns and Chris Shays Today to Seek Support for H.R. 5447, The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Dorothy I. Height, ... Read More »