Two out of the three bills that have passed the Senate this year so far were written by Senator Mike Braun

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Braun, Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that their bipartisan Train More Nurses Act has passed the Senate.

This bipartisan legislation addresses the nursing shortage that affects communities all across the nation.

It directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Labor to conduct a review of all nursing grant programs to find ways to increase faculty at nursing schools, particularly in underserved areas. It also increases pathways for Licensed Practical Nurses to become Registered Nurses. 

Along with the Working Dogs Health and Welfare Act which passed the Senate a week ago, two out of the three bills that have passed the U.S. Senate in 2024 so far were written by Senator Mike Braun.

“We have a serious nursing shortage, and we need new ideas to solve this problem to help Hoosiers get better health outcomes,” said Senator Braun. “I’m glad this bipartisan legislation to get more Americans into this important profession has passed the Senate.”

“Nevada families deserve access to quality health care, but the shortage of medical professionals is hurting their ability to get it,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud that our bipartisan bill to address the shortage of nurses in our state has passed the Senate. I’ll keep pushing to make sure it becomes law, which will improve health care access across our state.”

“In the midst of a growing demand for medical treatments and services, health care providers across Maine continue to face a significant shortage of nurses. One challenge in growing the nursing workforce to meet this demand is the limited supply of nursing faculty available to increase student enrollment and train the next generation of nurses,” said Senator Collins. “I am pleased that the Senate passed this bipartisan legislation that will identify strategies to close the faculty gap and other potential solutions to strengthen our nursing workforce, ultimately improving access to care, particularly in underserved communities in Maine and across the country.”

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