CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 692 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Michael A. Arcuri (D-NY) on July 29, 2009.
H.Res. 692 would resolve that the House of Representatives supports the goals and ideals of Tay-Sachs Awareness Month and encourages and supports education and research efforts with respect to Tay-Sachs disease.
According to the resolution's findings, Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, genetic disorder that causes destruction of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord due to the poor functioning of an enzyme called beta-hexosaminidase A.