S.RES.152: A resolution designating November 28, 2013, as "National Holoprosencephaly Awareness Day" to increase awareness and education of the disorder.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor William Cowan, D-Mass.
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Introduced May 22, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses support for the designation of November 28, 2013, as National Holoprosencephaly Awareness Day.

Urges federal agencies to: (1) continue supporting research to better understand the causes of holoprosencephaly (HPE); (2) provide better counseling to families with the genetic forms of HPE; and (3) develop new ways to treat, and potentially prevent, HPE.

Calls on the people of the United States, interested groups, and affected persons to promote awareness of HPE and to take an active role in the fight to end its devastating effects.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3767)