H.Res. 771: Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

H.Res. 771

Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Sponsor
Rep. Betty McCollum

Date
November 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 771 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) on September 24, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 771 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the goals and ideals of Mesothelioma Awareness Day; and
  • “Urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, Federal departments and agencies, States, localities, organizations, and media to annually observe a National Mesothelioma Awareness day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings cities and localities across the country are recognizing September 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day.