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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

May 2006


Cardiovascular health and diseases
  • Heart Disease Education, Analysis, and Research, and Treatment (HEART) for Women Act (H.R. 4747 and S. 2278)
  • Diabetes Prevention Access and Care Act (H.R. 5225)
  • Day of Hearts, Congenital Heart Defect Day (S.Con.Res. 69 and H.Res. 629)
  • National Cushing's Syndrome Awareness Day (S.Res. 423)
  • National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day (S.Res. 465)
Lung diseases
  • Stop Tuberculosis Now Act of 2006 (H.R. 5022 and S. 2465)
  • National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (H.Con.Res. 357)
Blood resources
  • National Blood Reserve (H.Res. 716)

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Cardiovascular health and diseases

Heart Disease Education, Analysis, and Research, and Treatment (HEART) for Women Act

Numbers: H.R. 4747 and S. 2278
Sponsors: Representative Lois Capps (D-CA) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Referred to: House Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (February 14)
Highlights: Would expand screening programs for low-income women at risk for cardiovascular diseases and require that data submitted to the FDA as part of the approval process for devices, biologic products, or drugs be analyzed and reported by gender, race, and ethnicity.

Diabetes Prevention Access and Care Act

Number: H.R. 5225
Sponsor: Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO)
Referred to: House Committee on Energy and Commerce (April 27)
Highlights: Would require the NIH and the CDC to enhance their portfolios of research and education activities related to pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in minorities.

Resolutions to support the goals and ideals of Day of Hearts, Congenital Heart Defect Day (February 14)

Numbers: S.Con.Res. 69 and H.Res. 629
Sponsors: Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Representative Tom Price (R-GA)
Latest Action: Passed in the Senate (February 7) and in the House (February 14)

A resolution to designate April 8, 2006, as National Cushing's Syndrome Awareness Day

Number: S.Res. 423
Sponsor: Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
Latest Action: Passed in the Senate (April 4)

A resolution to support the goals and ideals of National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day (May 6, 2006)

Number: S.Res. 465
Sponsor: Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Latest Action: Passed in the Senate (May 4)

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Lung diseases

Stop Tuberculosis Now Act of 2006

Numbers: H.R. 5022 and S. 2465
Sponsors: Representative Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Referred to: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on International Relations, and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (March 28)
Highlights: Would increase the amount of assistance that the World Health Organization receives from the United States for tuberculosis prevention and control.

A resolution to support the goals and ideals of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (May 2006)

Number: H.Con.Res. 357
Sponsor: Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
Latest Action: Passed in the House (April 27)

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Blood Resources

A resolution to endorse establishment of a National Blood Reserve

Number: H.Res. 716
Sponsor: Representative Chris Cannon (R UT)
Referred to: House Committee on Energy and Commerce (March 9)

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