Rep. Payne, Jr. Introduces National Men’s Health Week Resolution

June 15, 2020
Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced a resolution today with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) to recognize the week of June 15 through June 21 as National Men’s Health Week.  The bipartisan measure requests President Trump to issue “a proclamation to call on Americans and interested groups to observe National Men’s Health Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”  Rep. Payne, Jr. and Rep. Mullin are co-chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus.          

“Too many men are suffering and dying needlessly because they don’t take their health and wellness seriously,” said Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.  “It is common for men to put off regular physicals and health screenings because they feel healthy.  That is why the lifespan for men is five years less than women.  Also, men die from heart disease, cancer and other leading causes of death at far greater rates than women.  I am proud to introduce this resolution with Rep. Mullin this year and every year because we have to get more men screened for health issues and save lives.”

Rep. Markwayne Mullin was proud to introduce the resolution as well.

“With the demands of daily life, staying active and being healthy can get moved to the backburner pretty quickly,” said Rep. Mullin.  “Living a healthy lifestyle should be on the forefront of our minds. As co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, I am proud to join Congressman Payne Jr. to introduce this resolution recognizing this week as National Men’s Health Week. I hope this week will motivate men to take an active role in their wellbeing, as well as bring awareness to health issues affecting men every day.”

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