CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1011 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Deborah Halvorson (D-CA) on January 13, 2010.
H.Res. 1011 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Cervical Health Awareness Month;
• "Recognizes the importance of good cervical health and of detecting cervical cancer during its earliest stages;
• "Urges healthcare advocates to continue to raise public awareness about cervical cancer and the importance of early detection;
• "Urges the people of the United States to learn about cervical cancer and its causes, most notably human papillomavirus (HPV), and the importance of early detection; and
• "Recognizes the patients and survivors of cervical cancer and their families for their tremendous courage and determination."
According to the resolution's findings, approximately 11,270 women were diagnosed with, and approximately 4,070 women died from cervical cancer in the United States in 2009. The earlier cervical cancer is detected the better chance a woman has of surviving cervical cancer.