H.R. 2941: To reauthorize and enhance Johanna’s Law to increase public awareness and knowledge of gynecologic cancers

H.R. 2941

To reauthorize and enhance Johanna’s Law to increase public awareness and knowledge of gynecologic cancers

Sponsor
Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro

Date
September 28, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.R. 2941 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote to pass.  Rep. DeLauro (D-CT) introduced H.R. 2941 on June 18, 2009, and it was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 2941 would reauthorize and enhance Johanna's law by authorizing to be appropriated $18,000,000 for the period of fiscal year 2012 through 2014. 

 

In addition, H.R. 2941 would authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) collaborate with nonprofit gynecologic cancer organizations to determine the best practices for providing gynecologic cancer information and outreach services and (2) make grants to nonprofit private entities to carry out demonstration projects to test outreach and education strategies to increase the awareness and knowledge of women and health care providers regarding gynecologic cancers.

 

Background

In December 2006, the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate passed the Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005, or Johanna’s Law.  The bill was signed into law on January 12, 2007.

Cost

As of publication, the Congressional Budget Office had not released a score of H.R. 2941.