S.Res. 191 (111th): A resolution recognizing that the occurrence of prostate cancer in African-American men has reached epidemic proportions and urging Federal agencies to address that health crisis by designating funds for education, awareness outreach, and research specifically focused on how prostate cancer affects African-American men.


Jun 18, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 18, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Kerry

Senator from Massachusetts



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Summary (CRS)

6/18/2009--Introduced.Recognizes that prostate cancer has created a health crisis for African-American men. Urges federal agencies to designate additional funds for research and for education, awareness, and early detection efforts at ... Read more >

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Jun 18, 2009

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This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 191”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


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H.Res. 346 (Related)
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Last Action: Apr 21, 2009

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