H.Con.Res. 186: Supporting the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

H.Con.Res. 186

Supporting the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sponsor
Rep. Danny K. Davis

Date
September 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 186 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) on September 16, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 186 would resolve that the House of Representatives supports the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Sickle Cell Disease causes the rapid destruction of sickle cells, which results in multiple medical complications, including anemia, jaundice, gallstones, strokes, and restricted blood flow, damaging tissue in the liver, spleen, and kidneys, and death.