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Congressional Resolutions

This page provides information regarding formal expressions of opinion or proposals for action from the 116th 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. This page will be updated as relevant resolutions are introduced.

Designation of March 3, 2020, as “National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day” (H.Res. 883)

  • A resolution expressing support for designation of March 3, 2020, as “National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY) on 3/3/20. 

Designation of March 2020 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” (H.Res. 880)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of March 2020 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) on 3/2/20. 

Designation of November 2019 as  “Stomach Cancer Awareness Month” (H.Res. 726)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of November 2019 as “Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) on 11/21/19.  

Expressing support for the goals of Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (S.Res. 437)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of November 2019 as “Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) on 11/21/19, with 2 original cosponsors: Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Miek Braun (R-IN). 
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to with a preamble by Unanimous Consent on 11/21/19.

Designation of September 2019 as "National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month" (S.Res. 350)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of September 2019 as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on 9/26/19, with 3 original cosponsors: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). 
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to with a preamble by Unanimous Consent on 9/26/19.

Designation of September 2019 as "National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month" (S.Res. 341)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of September 2019 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on 9/25/19.  

Designation of September 2019 as "National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" (H.Res. 584)

  • A resolution supporting designation of September 2019 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ-10) on 9/24/19.  

Designation of September 2019 as "National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" (S.Res. 321)

  • A resolution supporting designation of September 2019 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on 9/19/19. 
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to with a preamble by Unanimous Consent on 9/19/19. 

Designation of May 2019 as "National Brain Tumor Awareness Month" (S.Res.258)

  • A resolution supporting the designation May 2019 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) on 6/20/19, with 4 original cosponsors: Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to without amendment by voice vote on 6/20/19.

Designation of July 17, 2019, as "Glioblastoma Awareness Day" (S.Res. 245)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of July 17, 2019 as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day.”
  • The resolution was introduced o 6/11/19 by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), with 5 original cosponsors: Sens. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Edward Markey (D-MA).
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent o 6/11/19.

Designation of the first Tuesday in June as "National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day" (H.Res. 422)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of the first Tuesday in June as “National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-IL) on 6/4/19 and was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Designation of May 17, 2019 as “DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day” (S.Res.223)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of May 17, 2019 as “DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day.”
  • The resolution seeks to raise awareness of and encourage research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumors and pediatric cancers in general.
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on 5/23/19, with 3 original cosponsors: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA).
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to without amendment by voice vote on 5/23/19.

Designation of May as “National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month” (H.Res. 341)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of the month of May as “National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Cartwright (D-PA) on 5/1/19 and was referred to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce.

Designation of March 2019 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” (S.Res. 105) 

  • A resolution supporting the designation of March 2019 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) on 3/12/19 with 1 original cosponsor: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). 
  • The resolution was considered in the Senate and agreed to with a preamble by Unanimous Consent on 3/12/19. 

Designation of July as “National Sarcoma Awareness Month” (H.Res.188)

  • A resolution supporting the designation of the month of July as “National Sarcoma Awareness Month.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) on 3/7/19 and was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Designation of the 17th day in May as “DIPG Awareness Day” (H.Res. 114)

  • A resolution supporting designation of May 17th as “DIPG Awareness Day.”
  • The resolution was introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on 2/8/19. 
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