Happy Valentine's Day! As we go about our busy day enjoying tasty treats with friends and loved ones, admiring beautiful bouquets sent by admirers, or preparing gifts or special meals to celebrate Cupid’s special day, I hope you’ll all take a moment to remember that February is American Heart Month and today is “Go Red
The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues is also leading the effort today to pass a resolution recognizing American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day (H.Res.972). The resolution, which notes that diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in America and that stroke is the third leading cause of death in both American men and women, is part of the Caucus’ broader efforts to highlight the impact of heart disease on women.

Beyond today’s resolution to raise awareness about heart disease in women, the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues is working to pass the HEART for Women Act, legislation introduced to help ensure that heart disease and stroke are more widely recognized and more effectively treated in women. Last year I introduced this bipartisan bill with my colleagues Senators Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowConservatives offer stark warning to Trump, GOP on background checks USDA cuts payments promised to researchers as agency uproots to Kansas City USDA eases relocation timeline as researchers flee agency MORE (D-MI) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann Murkowski The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Overnight Energy: Trump administration to repeal waterway protections| House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge| Administration takes key step to open Alaskan refuge to drilling by end of year Overnight Health Care: Juul's lobbying efforts fall short as Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes | Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism | Poll: Most Democrats want presidential candidate who would build on ObamaCare MORE (R-AK) and Barbara Cubin (R-WY). Our bill is making excellent progress and I am hopeful that we will be able to pass it later this year.