H.Res. 787: Expressing support for designation of October 13, 2009, as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

H.Res. 787

Expressing support for designation of October 13, 2009, as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Sponsor
Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro

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

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 787 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) September 30, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 787 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the designation of National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day;
• "Encourages all people in the United States to become more informed and aware of metastatic breast cancer; and
• "Respectfully requests the Clerk of the House to transmit a copy of this resolution to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network."

Background

According to the resolution findings metastatic breast cancer refers to Stage IV breast cancer when cancer cells travel from the breast, either through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system, to other parts of the body, including the bones, liver, lungs, or brain, and continue to grow in their new location.