02/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 18:38
Senators' bill underscores bipartisan commitment to advance heart disease research, prevention, and treatment
WASHINGTON - Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Senator Deb Fischer (NE) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the month of February as 'American Heart Month', underscoring their bipartisan commitment to advancing the research, prevention, and treatment of heart disease.
'Too many Arizona women, veterans, and underserved communities suffer from heart disease. We're working across the aisle and raising awareness about heart health to advance research, understand prevention, and develop life-saving treatment,' said Sinema.
'While we have made much progress, heart disease still affects far too many Nebraskans and remains the leading cause of death for women in our state. I am proud to work in a bipartisan manner to promote heart health and support efforts in our communities to combat cardiovascular diseases,' said Senator Fischer.
Sinema and Fischer's bipartisan resolution emphasizes that heart disease affects individuals of every age and supports research and advocacy efforts to fight heart disease and stroke for all Americans. The resolution supports National Wear Red Day to bring attention to the importance of women's heart health. It calls attention to how cardiovascular disease impacts minority women, especially indigenous and tribal populations.