Federal Issues






ENA's government relations programs are designed to:  

  • Advocate quality patient care, injury prevention, and wellness preparedness
  • Represent the interests and concerns of emergency care nursing professionals.
  • Facilitate broad member participation.
  • Provide a strong unified voice for emergency nursing through legislative and regulatory representation.

ENA’s 2016/2017 Public Policy Agenda

Advocacy is more than just understanding the issues. To make a difference, you have to make your voice heard. The involvement of individual emergency nurses is vital to the success of our grassroots efforts. We encourage all ENA members to use the information provided here and on the EN411 Advocacy Engagement Page site to take an active role in addressing the issues facing emergency nursing. For further information on ENA's government relations activities and positions, contact gov@ena.org.  


ENA Federal News

Nursing Organizations Urge President Trump, Congress to Make High-Quality, Affordable Health Care Access a Top Reform Priority

ENA Communicates Health Care Policy Principles to Congressional Leadership

ENA Applauds VA’s Final Rule Granting Veterans Direct Access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

ENA Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Mental Health Reform

ENA Joins Coalition in Support of Mental Health Care Reform Legislation

ENA Applauds House Passage of Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act

ENA Joins Coalition of Nursing Organizations in Requesting Support for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research

ENA Supports Programs to Enhance Nursing Education and Training.

ENA Praises Zika and Opioid Funding in Stopgap Spending Bill

ENA Supports Proposed Changes to Medicare Patient Survey 

ENA Joins Nursing Coalition in Sending Letters to House and Senate in Support of Resolution Recognizing National Nurses Week.

ENA Joins Other Health Care Organizations in Urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to Support the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program

ENA Joins Health Care Coalition in Thanking Appropriations Committee and Members of Congress for Supporting Health Professions and Nursing Workforce Development Programs