By Kris Kitto - 03/10/09 06:53 PM EDT
Reps. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) announced Tuesday that they would introduce a resolution in honor of the late Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.), who died in 2007 from complications of deep vein thrombosis.
Capps and McMorris Rodgers’s resolution marks the National Screening Day of Deep Vein Thrombosis, which is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein. The resolution also calls for deep vein thrombosis to be recognized as a national public health priority and designates March as Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month.
Reagan Dunn, the late congresswoman’s son, was scheduled to appear with Capps and McMorris Rodgers for Tuesday’s announcement. Reagan Dunn is now a King County (Wash.) Councilman.
Dunn served in the House from 1993 to 2005 and ran for House majority leader in 1998. She went to work for a lobbying firm after she retired from Congress.
In 2007, she collapsed and died of a deep vein thrombosis-related pulmonary embolism in her apartment in Alexandria, Va. She was 66.