H.Res. 1522: Expressing support for designation of the last week of September as National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and the last Wednesday of September as National Previvor Day.

H.Res. 1522

Expressing support for designation of the last week of September as National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and the last Wednesday of September as National Previvor Day.

Sponsor
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Date
September 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1522 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 15, 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 15, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1522 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the designation of National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week; and
  • “Supports the designation of National Previvor Day.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, it is estimated that 750,000 people in the United States carry a gene mutation that causes a predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer.  Raising awareness of hereditary cancer and knowledge of a genetic predisposition can directly lead to preventive strategies that can reduce the chance of dying from cancer.