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Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, thank you Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for hosting this special order and for your ongoing and unwavering leadership.
I rise today in recognition of National Nurses Week, and to thank the millions of nurses who are on the front lines of our health care system.
Although a doctor is usually considered to be the primary health care provider for a patient, Nurses are expert clinicians who provide high-quality and cost-effective care in every care community and in every setting throughout the world.
Let me just say that I have witnessed first-hand the dedication and commitment nurses have to their patients' health and well-being. Their crucial role delivering health care cannot be understated.
Around the world, nurses are the first and often the only link to health care for millions of people living in resource limited settings, particularly in Africa and parts of Asia.
So this week I urge my colleagues to join me in thanking the nurses who continue to serve us, and to renew our commitment to supporting this profession.