H.Res. 1433 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) on June 10, 2010.
H.Res. 1433 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Supports the designation of Blood Cancer Awareness Month to enhance the understanding of blood-related cancers, increase support for funding research to find a cure for blood cancers, encourage studies of the cause and prevention of blood cancers to reduce the number of new cases, and enhance understanding of clinical trials to boost provider and patient participation and accelerate the pace of clinical research;
- “Encourages participation in voluntary activities to support blood cancer research and education; and
- “Respectfully requests the Clerk of the House to transmit a copy of this resolution to the American Society of Hematology, the International Myeloma Foundation, the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society voluntary health organizations dedicated to finding a cure for blood cancers.”