Joyce Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Celebrating National Nurses Week

May 07, 2024
Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH-14), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Jen Kiggans (R-VA-02), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) recently introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National Nurses Week. U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced this resolution in the Senate.

The resolution honors and celebrates the important contributions America’s nurses have made in providing safe, high-quality care and the invaluable role that nurses play in patient care every day— particularly in treating injured and sickpatients during wartime, natural disasters, and public health emergencies.  

“As the proud husband of a nurse, I’ve seen the dedication and compassion nurses provide for their patients firsthand,” said Congressman Dave Joyce, a Co-Chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in celebrating National Nurses Week and ask everyone in Ohio to join me in thanking the health care heroes in our communities for all that they have done and continue to do.”

“Our health care system relies on the tireless service nurses provide every day, and I am grateful to everyone who works in this essential profession,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “As Co-Chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, I’ll continue our work to provide nurses with the support they need and help more people enter the field.”

“I appreciate all that nurses do to keep our country healthy,” said Congresswoman Jen Kiggans, Vice Chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus. “As a geriatric nurse practitioner, I had the honor of caring for our Greatest Generation alongside many dedicated nurses. Their selfless commitment to caring for those who need it most deserves to be celebrated. I am proud to recognize National Nurses Week and will continue to be a loud advocate for our nurses while I serve in Congress!”

“I am thrilled to introduce this resolution and recognize nurses for their incredible commitment, care and contributions to our communities,” said Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Congressional Nursing Caucus Vice Chair. “Every day, across the country, nurses are providing high-quality clinical care, engaging in policy advocacy, and leading in their communities. National Nurses Week is an opportunity to show our thanks and recognition, and I look forward to continuing my work to support nurses at every stage of our education, training, and careers.” 

Full text of the resolution can be found here.

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