H.Res. 373: Expressing support for designation of the month of September as "National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month"

H.Res. 373

Expressing support for designation of the month of September as "National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month"

Date
July 27, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 373 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 373 was introduced on April 28, 2009, by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

Bill Summary

H.Res. 373 resolves that the House of Representatives supports the designation of "National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, hydrocephalus is a serious neurological condition, characterized by the abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluids in the ventricles of the brain. This condition may occur at any age and affects an estimated 1 million people in the United States.  Additionally, one out of every 500 children in the United States are born with hydrocephalus, and the condition is the leading cause of brain surgery in children.  More than 375,000 older adults in the United States also suffer from hydrocephalus.