Text: H.Con.Res.321 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 321 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 321

    Urging increased Federal funding for juvenile (Type 1) diabetes 
                               research.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 10, 2000

Mr. Green of Texas (for himself, Mr. Archer, and Mr. Bentsen) submitted 
    the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the 
                         Committee on Commerce

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
    Urging increased Federal funding for juvenile (Type 1) diabetes 
                               research.

Whereas over one million Americans suffer from juvenile (Type 1) diabetes, a 
        chronic, genetically determined, debilitating disease affecting every 
        organ system;
Whereas 13,000 children a year--35 each day--are diagnosed with juvenile 
        diabetes;
Whereas 17,000 adults a year--46 each day--are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes;
Whereas juvenile diabetes is one of the most costly chronic diseases of 
        childhood;
Whereas insulin treats but does not cure this potentially deadly disease and 
        does not prevent the complications of diabetes, which include blindness, 
        heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, nerve damage, and amputations;
Whereas the Diabetes Research Working Group, a nonpartisan advisory board 
        established to advise Congress, has called for an accelerated and 
        expanded diabetes research program at the National Institutes of Health 
        and has recommended a $4.1 billion increase in Federal funding for 
        diabetes research at the National Institutes of Health over the next 
        five years; and
Whereas a strong public-private partnership to fund juvenile diabetes exists 
        between the Federal Government and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, a 
        foundation which has awarded more than $326 million for diabetes 
        research since 1970 and will give $100 million in fiscal year 2001: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Federal funding for diabetes research should be increased in 
accordance with the recommendations of the Diabetes Research Working 
Group so that a cure for juvenile diabetes can be found.
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