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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 550

 Expressing support of the designation of September 2019 as Peripheral 
                    Artery Disease Awareness Month.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 10, 2019

   Mr. Payne (for himself and Mr. Bilirakis) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing support of the designation of September 2019 as Peripheral 
                    Artery Disease Awareness Month.

Whereas peripheral artery disease affects nearly 20,000,000 Americans, with an 
        estimated 200,000 Americans that are from disproportionately minority 
        communities;
Whereas peripheral artery disease is a chronic condition that causes narrowing 
        or blockage of blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the 
        legs;
Whereas the primary cause of peripheral artery disease is the buildup of plaque 
        in the arteries;
Whereas African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripheral 
        artery disease and up to three times as likely to have an amputation;
Whereas if not properly diagnosed, peripheral artery disease can lead to 
        nontraumatic lower limb amputations;
Whereas unnecessary amputations drastically reduce the quality of life for 
        peripheral artery disease patients; and
Whereas educating people on the risks of peripheral artery disease and 
        encouraging early screenings are crucial to preventing unnecessary 
        amputations: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the goals and ideals of Peripheral Artery 
        Disease Awareness Month; and
            (2) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
        the month with appropriate awareness and educational 
        activities.
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