Congressional Resolutions

The below list provides information regarding formal expressions of opinion or proposals for action from the 115th Congress on disease-specific topics, such as raising awareness and promoting outreach efforts for various cancers. Resolutions are legislative measures that do not require approval by the President and do not hold the weight of law.

Supporting Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients (HRes 812)

  • This resolution expresses support for protecting Medicare and Veterans’ Administration benefits for medical device treatments for male incontinence and impotence that result from treatment of prostate cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis.
  • Introduced on 4/10/18 by Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) and referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.
  • Read the full text of the resolution on Congress.gov

Designation of May 2018 as “National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month” (SRes 510)

  • This resolution expresses support for the designation of May 2018 as “National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month”.
  • The resolution was introduced on 5/15/18 by Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) and passed/agreed to in the Senate on the same day.
  • Read the full resolution text on Congress.gov

Designation of March 2018 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” (S.Res. 425)

  • This resolution expresses support for the designation of March 2018 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced on 3/7/18 by Sen. Enzi (R-WY) and passed/agreed in the Senate on the same day.
  • Read the full resolution text on Congress.gov.

Designation of March 2018 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” (H.Res. 760)

  • This resolution expresses support for the designation of March 2018 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced on 3/1/18 by Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ).
  • Read the full resolution text on Congress.gov.

Designation of “National Cancer Prevention Day” (H.Res. 721)

  • This resolution expresses support for the designation of February 4, 2018 as National Cancer Prevention Day.
  • H.Res. 721 was introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Cancer Prevention Caucus, on 2/2/18.
  • Read the full resolution text on Congress.gov.

Designation of May as "National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month" (H. Res. 310)

  • This resolution supports the designation of May as “National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month” and seeks to promote awareness of the disease and its impact on patients and their families.
  • H. Res. 310 was introduced by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) on 5/3/2017 and was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • Read the full bill text on Congress.gov.

Supporting Childhood Skin-Protections to Curb Incidences of Skin Cancer (H. Res. 282)

  • This resolution expresses support for efforts to curb the incidences of skin cancer beginning with childhood skin protection, including:
    • Exempting sunscreen from over-the-counter medication bans in schools,
    • Developing policies that provide for the use of and access to sunscreen and sun protective clothing, and
    • Encouraging health care professionals to educate parents and children about sun-safe behaviors.
  • H. Res. 282 was introduced on 4/26/2017 by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee.
  • Read the full bill text at Congress.gov.

Designating May 17th as "DIPG Awareness Day" (H. Res. 69)

  • This resolution would designate May 17th as "DIPG Awareness Day" to raise awareness and encourage research into cures for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and pediatric cancers in general.
  • H. Res. 69 was introduced by Rep. Stephen Knight (R-CA) on 1/30/2017 and was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • Read the full bill text on Congress.gov.
  • Updated: July 9, 2018