H.Res. 863: Recognizing the scourge of pneumonia, urging the United States and the world to mobilize cooperation and prioritize resources to fight pneumonia and save children's lives, and recognizing November 2 as World Pneumonia Day

H.Res. 863

Recognizing the scourge of pneumonia, urging the United States and the world to mobilize cooperation and prioritize resources to fight pneumonia and save children's lives, and recognizing November 2 as World Pneumonia Day

Date
November 3, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 863 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) October 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 863 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Affirms its commitment to international child survival and development programs that prioritize protection, prevention, and treatment against pneumonia;
• "Salutes the health professionals and community health workers on the front lines in the world's poorest countries who are extending preventative care and treatment to children most at-risk of contracting pneumonia;
• "Reaffirms the United States commitment to reaching the Millennium Development Goals, particularly for reducing child mortality; and
• "Recognizes World Pneumonia Day."

Background

According to the resolution findings, World Pneumonia Day is recognized on November 2 annually.