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5 Bills, 1 Month: AHA Urges Outreach to Legislators Out on Recess
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Federal lawmakers packed up and left town last week for the start of the traditional August recess. The month-long break was mandated 43 years ago because the Capitol dome could not protect lawmakers from the worst of Washington’s infernal summer climate.

This year, the American Hospital Association is urging acute care organizations to seize the opportunity of the visit their representatives in Congress and invite these elected officials into their local hospitals for a visit. That way, lawmakers can see the organizations’ progress, and presumably their operational problems, first hand.