|Sponsor||Rep. Lee, Barbara|
|Committee||Energy and Commerce|
|Date||March 4, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
H.Con.Res. 14 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) on January 8, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which took no official action.
H.Res. 14 would resolve that Congress:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week will be recognized during the week of March 2nd through 8th, 2009. The goals of MS Awareness Week are to invite people to join the effort to end MS, encourage every American to do something to show their commitment toward ending MS, and to acknowledge those who are dedicated to ending the disease. According to findings listed in the resolution, 400,000 Americans and 2.5 million people world wide have been diagnosed with MS. MS is not genetic, contagious, or directly inherited and there is no known cure for the disease.