Saturday, April 24, 2010

HPS Network urges support for Congressional Year of the Lung resolution

The HPS Network is urging support for the Congressional Year of the Lung resolutions, H.Res 1122 and S. Res. 432, sponsored by Reps. Lewis (D-GA) and Stearns (R-FL) and Sens. Lincoln (D-AR) and Crapo (R-ID). H.Res. 1122 currently has 9 bipartisan cosponsors and S. Res. 1122 has two cosponsors. Both resolutions must gain many more co-sponsors to secure House and Senate passage.

The Year of the Lung is an international effort to bring more attention to the plight of those that suffer from all sorts of lung diseases. It is hoped the momentum and attention generated by the Year of the Lung will help to make decision makers more aware of the greater need to fund lung disease research and find better treatments and someday, cures.

The HPS Network would also like to thank those Congressional representatives who have already shown support for the resolution, including: Reps. Baldwin (D-WI), Chandler (D-KY), Ehlers (D-MI), Kennedy (D-RI), Moore (D-KS), Murphy (D-PA, Neal (D-MA), Stearns (R-FL), and Wu (D-OR) and Senate co-sponsors: Sens. Crapo (R-ID) and Wicker (R-MS).

Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for one of every seven deaths.

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