On October 29, the House passed, by voice vote, a resolution (H. Con. Res. 230) supporting the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and recognizing the more than 2.4 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Sponsored by Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), the bill’s findings include:
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said, “As an original cosponsor of this resolution, I am proud to speak out in favor of greater support for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Through my work with Congresswoman Sue Myrick [R-NC] in reauthorizing the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, I am well aware of the challenges that lie ahead in preventing and ultimately finding a cure for breast cancer. As my colleagues may know, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 45 and 54. Many of us have witnessed a family member or a friend struggle with the devastating effects of breast cancer. We must ensure that these women do not suffer alone… I also rise to pay tribute to our friend and our colleague, Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis [R-VA], who lost her life to breast cancer earlier this month. We are reminded that breast cancer can strike anyone.”