Senate Simple Resolution 588
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution designating May 2020 as "ALS Awareness Month".
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Passed Senate on May 19, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 19, 2020
Latest Action
May 19, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
588
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
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Passed
May 19, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507-2508)
Summary

This resolution designates May 2020 as ALS Awareness Month and commends efforts to improve the quality and length of life for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Text (1)
May 19, 2020
Actions (3)
05/19/2020
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507-2508)
05/19/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507-2508)
05/19/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 20, 2020 4:27:14 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:34 PM