March 02, 2016

Senate Unanimously Passes Hirono Resolution In Support Of American Heart Month

The United States Senate unanimously approved a resolution authored by Senator Mazie K. Hirono recognizing February 2016 as American Heart Month, and February 5, 2016 as National Wear Red Day. This is the second year that Senator Hirono led the effort to recognize American Heart Month and reaffirm the country’s commitment to fighting heart disease and stroke in the United States Senate.

“I thank my colleagues for joining me in raising awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States,” said Senator Hirono. “While February is American Heart Month, it’s important to continue to raise awareness of heart health throughout the year.”

The bipartisan resolution was supported by the American Heart Association and was cosponsored by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Click here to read the full resolution, which emphasizes that heart disease affects individuals of every age and supports research and advocacy to fight heart disease and stroke. The resolution also supports National Wear Red Day, which has brought attention to the importance of women’s heart health since 2003.