H.Con.Res. 288: Supporting National Men's Health Week

H.Con.Res. 288

Supporting National Men's Health Week

Sponsor
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

Date
June 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 288 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on June 14, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 288 would resolve that Congress:

  • “Supports the annual National Men's Health Week; and
  • “Requests that the President of the United States issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States and interested groups to observe National Men's Health Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, June 14 through June 20, 2010, is National Men's Health Week, which has the purpose of heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.