|Sponsor||Rep. Cummings, Elijah E.|
|Committee||Oversight and Government Reform|
|Date||June 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Con.Res. 142 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) on June 3, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 142 would resolve that Congress:
According to the resolution's findings, nine of the ten leading causes of death, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, affect men at a higher percentage than women. Nation Men's Health Week was established by Congress and first celebrated in 1994 and urged men and their families to engage in appropriate health behaviors, and the resulting increase in awareness has improved health-related education and helped prevent illness. Men who are educated about the value that preventative health can play in prolonging their lifespan and their role as productive family members will be more likely to participate in health screenings.