|Sponsor||Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol|
|Date||November 3, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 863 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) October 23, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 863 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Affirms its commitment to international child survival and development programs that prioritize protection, prevention, and treatment against pneumonia;
• "Salutes the health professionals and community health workers on the front lines in the world's poorest countries who are extending preventative care and treatment to children most at-risk of contracting pneumonia;
• "Reaffirms the United States commitment to reaching the Millennium Development Goals, particularly for reducing child mortality; and
• "Recognizes World Pneumonia Day."
According to the resolution findings, World Pneumonia Day is recognized on November 2 annually.