H.Res. 1690: Supporting the observance of American Diabetes Month.

H.Res. 1690

Supporting the observance of American Diabetes Month.

Sponsor
Rep. Diana DeGette

Date
November 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1690 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on September 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1690 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month, including encouraging Americans to fight diabetes through raising public awareness about stopping diabetes and increasing education about the disease;
  • “Recognizes the importance of early detection, awareness of the symptoms of diabetes, and the risk factors for diabetes, which include being over the age of 45, being a member of specific racial and ethnic background, being overweight, having a low physical activity level, having high blood pressure, and having a family history of diabetes or a history of diabetes during pregnancy; and
  • “Supports decreasing the prevalence of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes in the United States through increased research, treatment, and prevention.”