H.Res. 692: Supporting the goals and ideals of Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

H.Res. 692

Supporting the goals and ideals of Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

Date
September 30, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

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.

Bill Summary

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.

Background

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.