NAMI Advocacy Actions

NAMI works with policymakers to advance priority issues and ensure that the voice of people affected by mental illness is considered in policymaking. Read NAMI’s recent letters to federal leaders, submitted comments and testimony and other resources.

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Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Social Supports
05/24/2022
Letter to Senators Brown and Portman, expressing support for the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act (S. 4102), which would raise the amount of assets Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can save without jeopardizing SSI benefits.
Letter to House Appropriations on Mental Health Funding
05/20/2022
Letter to House Appropriations leadership urging prioritization of key mental health priorities in the FY 23 Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor, HHS), Education and Related agencies (CJS) Appropriations bills.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity
05/17/2022
Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership, expressing support for Section 321 of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 (H.R. 7666), which would end opt-outs from federal mental health and addiction parity requirements for nonfederal government plans.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Research and Innovation
05/16/2022
Letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, urging House and Senate Appropriations leadership to provide a robust funding allocation for the FY23 Labor-HHS-Education (“Labor-H”) appropriations bill.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Mental Health Funding
05/11/2022
Letter to Congressional leadership, requesting that Congress bring the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act up for a vote as soon as possible.
Letter to HHS Secretary on COVID19
05/10/2022
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra, requesting that the Administration maintain the public health emergency (PHE).
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
05/10/2022
Letter to Representatives Eshoo, Fitzpatrick and Blunt Rochester, thanking them for introducing H.R. 7236, the Strengthen Kids’ Mental Health Now Act.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
05/05/2022
Letter to Senate HELP and House E&C leadership, urging the inclusion of three pieces of maternal mental health legislation within the upcoming mental health packages to address maternal mental health and substance use disorders impacting individuals during pregnancy and the first year following childbirth.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
04/29/2022
Letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, thanking the committees for providing $11 million in funding for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus bill and to request $14 million for the program in the FY23 Labor, HHS, Education appropriations bill.
Regulatory Comments to DHS Secretary on Social Supports
04/25/2022
Regulatory comments to DHS Secretary Mayorkas on DHS Docket No. USCIS–2021–0013, the notice of proposed rulemaking, “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility.”
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