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 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 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.”
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Criminal Justice
04/22/2022
Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees leadership, request that the FY 2023 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill continue to restore funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Social Supports
04/21/2022
Letter to Senators Wyden and Crapo, expressing support for the inclusion of S. 243, the bipartisan Legacy IRA Act in the retirement legislation due to be marked up soon.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
04/21/2022
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging immediate action to assure that the Social Security Administration has the resources it needs to respond to the increased demand associated with reopening Field Offices to the public after two years without any in-person services.
Letter to Biden Administration on Medicaid and COVID-19
04/20/2022
Letter to CMS leadership, thanking CMS for issuing its recent guidance on Medicaid redeterminations and offering recommendations on further actions they should take.
Regulatory Comments to VA Secretary on Veterans Mental Health
04/18/2022
Regulatory comments to VA Secretary McDonough, commenting on the proposed rule: Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Mental Disorders.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
04/13/2022
Letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee leadership expressing support for the bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663), a comprehensive social media platform accountability bill to safeguard the mental health of young social media consumers.
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