September 21, 2016
Dear Public Policy Leaders,
Diabetes Commission Bill Passes Another Hurdle En Route to Passage
Thanks to the support of the Academy and our partners in the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, today the full Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1192, the National Clinical Care Commission Act. It is critical that the momentum continue on this bill so that it is signed into law before the end of the year. This bill would give registered dietitian nutritionists a seat at the table to ensure that federal programs provide the most efficient and effective care for people with diabetes and related diseases. Please share this information with your affiliate, DPG and MIG members, and stay tuned for an opportunity to reach out to your Members of Congress in support of this important bill.
Stefanie Winston Rinehart
Every year, Congress must pass bills that appropriate money for all discretionary government spending. (Mandary funding like Medicare and Social Security are not included in this process.)
The Academy is most interested in Agriculture and Health and Human Services bills which fund the majority of nutrition services and programs.
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