H.Con.Res. 120: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Womens Health Week, and for other purposes

H.Con.Res. 120

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Womens Health Week, and for other purposes

Date
May 19, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 120 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey (D-NY) May 6, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 120 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Recognizes the importance of preventing diseases that commonly affect women;
  • "Supports the goals and ideals of National Women's Health Week;
  • "Calls on the people of the United States to use National Women's Health Week as an opportunity to learn about the health issues women face;
  • "Calls on the women of the United States to observe National Women's Check-Up Day by receiving preventative screenings from their health care providers; and
  • "Recognizes the importance of federally funded programs that provide research and collect data on common diseases in women."

Background

The annual National Women's Health Week begins on Mother's Day and celebrates the efforts of national and community organizations working with partners and volunteers to improve awareness of key women's health issues, and in 2009, the week of May 10 through May 16 is designated National Women's Health Week.