PUBLIC LAW 96-51—AUG. 13, 1979
93 STAT. 357
Public Law 96-51 96th Congress Joint Resolution Designating the week of October 8 through October 14, 1979, as "National Diabetes Week".
Aug. 13, 1979 [H.J. Res. 209]
Whereas diabetes kills more Americans than all other diseases except cancer and cardiovascular diseases; and Whereas ten million Americans suffer from diabetes and $5,300,000,000 annually are used for health care costs, disability payments, and lost wage costs due to diabetes; and Whereas a national awareness of the diabetes problem may stimulate interest and concern leading to increased research and eventually a cure for diabetes: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of October 8 National through October 14, 1979, is designated as "National Diabetes Week", Diabetes Week. and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation Designation. calling upon the people of the United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved August 13, 1979.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 96-341 (Comm. on Post Office and Civil Service). SENATE REPORT No. 96-278 accompanying S.J. Res. 98 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 125 (1979): July 20, considered and passed House. Aug. 2, S.J. Res. 98, considered and passed Senate; action vitiated and H.J. Res. 209 considered and passed Senate, in lieu.