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SENATE RESOLUTION 190--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 10, 1999, THROUGH OCTOBER 16, 1999, AS NATIONAL CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS WEEK (Senate - September 29, 1999)

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Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. Gramm, Mr. Ashcroft, Mr. Kerry, and Mr. Robb) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

Mr. CAMPBELL. Mr. President, today I submit a resolution recognizing October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week. I am pleased to be joined by my colleagues Senators Gramm, Ashcroft, Kerry, and Robb in submitting this resolution. We are hopeful that greater awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF) will lead to a cure.

Incredibly, CF is the number one genetic killer in the United States. Approximately 30,000 Americans suffer from the life-threatening disease. Today, the average life expectancy for someone with CF is 31 years. We must do what we can to change that.

While there remains no cure, early detection and prompt treatment can significantly improve and extend the lives of those with CF. For example, my home state of Colorado is one of the first and only states that requires CF screening for newborns, providing a greater quality of life for CF sufferers. And since the discovery of the defective CF gene in 1989, CF research has greatly accelerated. At Children's Hospital of Denver, researchers are participating in the innovative Therapeutics Development Program, a promising venture with the CF Foundation. Designed to aid the development of new therapeutics for CF, researchers in the program are expediting the early phases of clinical trials that evaluate safety and dosing regimens for new drugs. I applaud their efforts.

But while I am encouraged by the CF research in Colorado and elsewhere, more needs to be done. Therefore, I urge my colleagues to act quickly on this resolution so that we can move one step closer to eradicating this disease.

S . Res . 190

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States, for which there is no known cure;

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis, characterized by digestive disorders and chronic lung infections, has been linked to fatal lung disease;

Whereas a total of more than 10,000,000 Americans are unknowing carriers of Cystic Fibrosis;

Whereas 1 out of every 3,900 babies in the United States are born with Cystic Fibrosis;

Whereas approximately 30,000 people in the United States, many of whom are children, suffer from Cystic Fibrosis;

Whereas the average life-expectancy of an individual with Cystic Fibrosis is age 31;

Whereas prompt, aggressive treatment of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis can extend the lives of those who suffer with this disease;

Whereas recent advances in Cystic Fibrosis research have produced promising leads in relation to gene, protein, and drug therapies; and

Whereas education can help inform the public of Cystic Fibrosis symptoms, which will assist in early diagnoses, and increase knowledge and understanding of this disease: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) designates the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week;

(2) commits to increasing the quality of life for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis by promoting public knowledge and understanding in a manner that will result in earlier diagnoses, more fund raising efforts for research, and increased levels of support for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families; and

(3) requests the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


 

SRES 190 ATS

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 190

Designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 1999

Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. GRAMM, Mr. ASHCROFT, Mr. KERRY, Mr. ROBB, Mr. REID, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. ROTH, Mr. BRYAN, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. WARNER, Mr. MACK, and Mr. DEWINE) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

Daily Digest - Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Daily Digest

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Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S11585-S11662

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1657-1668, S . Res . 190 -191, and S. Con. Res. 57.

SUBMISSION OF CONCURRENT AND SENATE RESOLUTIONS (Senate - September 29, 1999)

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The following concurrent resolutions and Senate resolutions were read, and referred (or acted upon), as indicated:

By Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. Gramm, Mr. Ashcroft, Mr. Kerry, and Mr. Robb):

S . Res . 190 . A resolution designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week. (Introduced in the Senate)

SRES 190 IS

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 190

Designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 1999

Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. GRAMM, Mr. ASHCROFT, Mr. KERRY, and Mr. ROBB) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

RESOLUTION

Designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States, for which there is no known cure;

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis , characterized by digestive disorders and chronic lung infections, has been linked to fatal lung disease;

Whereas a total of more than 10,000,000 Americans are unknowing carriers of Cystic Fibrosis ;

Whereas 1 out of every 3,900 babies in the United States are born with Cystic Fibrosis ;

Whereas approximately 30,000 people in the United States, many of whom are children, suffer from Cystic Fibrosis ;

Whereas the average life-expectancy of an individual with Cystic Fibrosis is age 31;

Whereas prompt, aggressive treatment of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis can extend the lives of those who suffer with this disease;

Whereas recent advances in Cystic Fibrosis research have produced promising leads in relation to gene, protein, and drug therapies; and

Whereas education can help inform the public of Cystic Fibrosis symptoms, which will assist in early diagnoses, and increase knowledge and understanding of this disease: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Senate--

(1) designates the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week;

(2) commits to increasing the quality of life for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis by promoting public knowledge and understanding in a manner that will result in earlier diagnoses, more fund raising efforts for research, and increased levels of support for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families; and

(3) requests the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


 

ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS (Senate - October 07, 1999) SENATE RESOLUTION 190

At the request of Mr. Campbell, the names of the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Reid) and the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Inhofe) were added as cosponsors of Senate Resolution 190 , a resolution designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as

National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.


 

ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS (Senate - October 08, 1999)

SENATE RESOLUTION 190

At the request of Mr. Campbell, the names of the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Roth), the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Bryan), and the Senator from Montana (Mr. Baucus) were added as cosponsors of Senate Resolution 190, a resolution designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.


 

ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS (Senate - October 12, 1999)

SENATE RESOLUTION 190

At the request of Mr. Campbell, the name of the Senator from Virginia (Mr. Warner) was added as a cosponsor of Senate Resolution 190 , a resolution designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.


 

ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS (Senate - October 13, 1999)

SENATE RESOLUTION 190

At the request of Mr. Campbell, the names of the Senator from Florida (Mr. Mack) and the Senator from Ohio (Mr. DeWine) were added as cosponsors of Senate Resolution 190 , a resolution designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as the `National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week'.


 

Daily Digest - Tuesday, October 19, 1999

Tuesday, October 19, 1999

Daily Digest

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Senate

Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:

Pages S12853-58

National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S . Res . 190 , designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week, and the resolution was then agreed to.


 

October 19, 1999

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States, for which there is no known cure;

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis , characterized by digestive disorders and chronic lung infections, has been linked to fatal lung disease;

Whereas a total of more than 10,000,000 Americans are unknowing carriers of Cystic Fibrosis ;

Whereas 1 out of every 3,900 babies in the United States are born with Cystic Fibrosis ;

Whereas approximately 30,000 people in the United States, many of whom are children, suffer from Cystic Fibrosis ;

Whereas the average life-expectancy of an individual with Cystic Fibrosis is age 31;

Whereas prompt, aggressive treatment of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis can extend the lives of those who suffer with this disease;

Whereas recent advances in Cystic Fibrosis research have produced promising leads in relation to gene, protein, and drug therapies; and

Whereas education can help inform the public of Cystic Fibrosis symptoms, which will assist in early diagnoses, and increase knowledge and understanding of this disease: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Senate--

(1) designates the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week;

(2) commits to increasing the quality of life for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis by promoting public knowledge and understanding in a manner that will result in earlier diagnoses, more fund raising efforts for research, and increased levels of support for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families; and

(3) requests the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS WEEK (Senate - October 19, 1999)

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Mr. SPECTER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that S. Res. 190 be discharged from the Judiciary Committee and that the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk will state the resolution by title.

The legislative clerk read as follows:

A resolution (S. Res. 190) designating the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as `National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.'

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution.

Mr. CAMPBELL. Mr. President, today I urge my colleagues to support passage of the pending resolution, Senate Resolution 190, designating October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as `National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.' I introduced this legislation in September and am pleased that it garnered such strong bipartisan support from my Senate colleagues. I am hopeful that greater awareness of cystic fibrosis, CF will lead to a cure.

Incredibly, CF is the number one genetic killer in the United States. Approximately 30,000 Americans suffer from the life-threatening disease. Today, the average life expectancy for someone with CF is 31 years. We must do what we can to change that.

I urge my colleagues to support final passage of this resolution so that we can move one step closer to eradicating this disease.

Mr. SPECTER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table, and any statements relating to S. Res. 190 be printed in the Record.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


 

The resolution (S. Res. 190) was agreed to.

The preamble was agreed to.

The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

S. Res. 190

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States, for which there is no known cure;

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis, characterized by digestive disorders and chronic lung infections, has been linked to fatal lung disease;

Whereas a total of more than 10,000,000 Americans are unknowing carriers of Cystic Fibrosis;

Whereas 1 out of every 3,900 babies in the United States are born with Cystic Fibrosis;

Whereas approximately 30,000 people in the United States, many of whom are children, suffer from Cystic Fibrosis;

Whereas the average life-expectancy of an individual with Cystic Fibrosis is age 31;

Whereas prompt, aggressive treatment of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis can extend the lives of those who suffer with this disease;

Whereas recent advances in Cystic Fibrosis research have produced promising leads in relation to gene, protein, and drug therapies; and

Whereas education can help inform the public of Cystic Fibrosis symptoms, which will assist in early diagnoses, and increase knowledge and understanding of this disease: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, that the Senate--

(1) designates the week of October 10, 1999, through October 16, 1999, as National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week;

(2) commits to increasing the quality of life for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis by promoting public knowledge and understanding in a manner that will result in earlier diagnoses, more fund raising efforts for research, and increased levels of support for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families; and

(3) requests the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


 

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