10:35 PM EDT

Michael C. Burgess M.D., R-TX 26th

Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

H.R. 2941, a law to reauthorize Johanna's Law, was actually signed into law at the end of the 109th Congress and directed Health and Human Services to carry out a national campaign to increase awareness of gynecological cancer.

Gynecological cancer of the female reproductive tract affected, in 2006, over 76,000 women, and 27,000 died from their disease. H.R. 2941 would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue the nationwide campaign.

This bill also calls for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to nonprofit private entities to carry out demonstration projects. These projects would test outreach and education strategies to increase the awareness and knowledge of women and health care provided regarding gynecologic cancer.

I am a cosponsor of the legislation. I urge my colleagues to support it.