Resolution supporting World Polio Day passed in Senate
The United States Senate unanimously approved a resolution (S. Res. 207), originally introduced by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), “[s]upporting the goals and ideals of World Polio Day and commending the international community and others for their efforts to prevent and eradicate polio.” Among other things, the resolution states that the U.S. Senate “encourages continued funding by the United States and international donors to the global effort to rid the world of polio.”
World Polio Day is recognized internationally on October 24th of each year.
- Access a press release from Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) about passage of the resolution by the Senate here.
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