H.Res. 1499: Honoring the achievements of Dr. Robert M. Campbell, Jr., to provide children with lifesaving medical care

H.Res. 1499

Honoring the achievements of Dr. Robert M. Campbell, Jr., to provide children with lifesaving medical care

Sponsor
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1499 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on July 1, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1499 would resolve that the House of Representative:

  • “Honors Dr. Robert Campbell for his lifelong devotion to children's health care;
  • “Congratulates Dr. Robert Campbell and his colleagues on their extraordinary achievement in pediatric and orthopedic innovation;
  • “Recognizes the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib device which has saved the lives of so many infants and children, while giving hope to their families; and
  • “Calls on the Food and Drug Administration to continue to support and incentivize other medical advances to save children's lives threatened by rare disorders.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, Dr. Robert M. Campbell, Jr., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon affiliated for many years with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and now Director of the Thoracic Insufficiency Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.