H.Res. 1155: Commending the progress made by anti-tuberculosis programs

H.Res. 1155

Commending the progress made by anti-tuberculosis programs

Sponsor
Rep. Eliot L. Engel

Date
May 12, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1155 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) on March 10, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1155 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Supports the goals of World TB Day to raise awareness about tuberculosis;
  • "Commends the progress made by anti-tuberculosis programs, including the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria;
  • "Reaffirms its commitment to global tuberculosis control made through the Lantos-Hyde U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2008."

 

Background

Tuberculosis is the second leading global infectious disease killer behind HIV/AIDS, claiming 1,800,000 lives each year.