NAMI's Federal Advocacy

NAMI’s national office leads our Alliance on federal advocacy issues with Congress and the Executive Branch. NAMI takes a nonpartisan approach to advocate on a wide range of policy issues, including expanding access to health care coverage, advancing research, diverting people from justice system involvement, promoting early intervention and more.

Congress has a critical opportunity to advance bipartisan solutions to address our nation's mental health crisis, including supporting people experiencing mental health emergencies and addressing our workforce challenges. Learn about NAMI's priorities for Congress in 2022 end-of-year legislation. 

NAMI's 2021 Federal Agenda

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NAMI’s 2021 Federal Agenda outlines the priorities NAMI is advancing with Congress and the Biden Administration.

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Federal Bills NAMI Supports

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NAMI works with members of Congress to support a wide range of legislation impacting people with mental health conditions.

Learn which bills NAMI supports in 117th Congress

NAMI Advocacy Actions

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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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