Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Introduces Congressional Resolution Recognizing National Nurses Week
Washington, DC – (Monday, April 7, 2014) – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, the first nurse elected to the Congress, has introduced House Resolution 540, recognizing May 6, 2014 – May 12, 2014 as National Nurses Week. This resolution honors the dedicated service and extraordinary contributions of our nation’s devoted and highly trained nursing professionals.
“As the first nurse elected to Congress, I recognize that nurses are the glue that hold the American health care system together,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I have seen the growth and expansion of the critical role of nurses from my time at the Veterans Hospital to today with more than three million registered nurses caring for the people of the United States. We must recognize their contribution, and continue to support them in our ever-expanding healthcare system.”
House Resolution 540 encourages citizens of the United States to observe National Nurses Week with appropriate recognition that includes ceremonies, activities, and programs that demonstrate the importance of nurses in the everyday lives of patients. Nurses are the largest single group of health care providers in the United States.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.