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Download as PDF 6715 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 24 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 9985 of January 31, 2020 The President American Heart Month, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As the leading cause of death for both men and women nationwide, heart disease devastates hundreds of thousands of families every year. During American Heart Month, we pause to remember the lives lost to heart disease and the families who mourn, and we reaffirm our commitment to preventing and treating this terrible disease that inflicts immeasurable pain and suffering. Evidence-based research has identified several critical risk factors that contribute to heart disease, including elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, physical inactivity, excess body weight, high salt intake, smoking, age, and family history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all Americans have at least one of three key risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, or a history of smoking. While some risk factors are unchangeable, most are avoidable with behavior modification and lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet, moderating alcohol consumption, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking. Making small, incremental changes and creating healthier habits can lead to life-saving benefits. We must all take decisive action to control our cardiovascular health and support and motivate friends and family members in their efforts to curb unhealthy behaviors. Community groups, educators, and fitness and healthcare professionals can also provide guidance, support, accountability, and encouragement on the journey to better health. American innovation and medical advancements continue to improve treatment options for those who have experienced heart disease. Medical procedures to treat heart conditions are more precise, using less invasive techniques with fewer complications and faster recovery times. Additionally, we have developed medications to more effectively treat high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, all conditions that contribute to an increased risk of heart disease. We also commend the dedicated healthcare professionals, physical therapists, counselors, volunteers, and educators who make a positive impact in the lives of those battling heart disease and undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Every year, millions of Americans suffer from the healthcare costs, physical disabilities, and premature death caused by cardiovascular diseases and conditions. We can—and must—work to save lives and reverse the somber statistics and cruel grip that heart disease has on our Nation’s families. Thanks to scientific research, medical advances, and healthy lifestyle choices, much of the power to combat this disease is within our grasp. During American Heart Month, I urge all men and women to prioritize their health and to take the necessary measures to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved on December 30, 1963, as amended (36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as American Heart Month. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2020 as American Heart Month, and I invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 7, 2020. I also invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED2.SGM 05FED2 6716 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Presidential Documents of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting cardiovascular disease. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–02427 Filed 2–4–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05FED2.SGM 05FED2 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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Vol. 85

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No. 24

February 5, 2020

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9985--American Heart Month, 2020



Proclamation 9986--Career and Technical Education Month, 2020



Proclamation 9987--National African American History Month, 2020



Executive Order 13903--Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child 
Exploitation in the United States



Executive Order 13904--Ensuring Safe and Lawful E-Commerce for United 
States Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and 
Intellectual Property Rights Holders


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Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9985 of January 31, 2020

                
American Heart Month, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As the leading cause of death for both men and women 
                nationwide, heart disease devastates hundreds of 
                thousands of families every year. During American Heart 
                Month, we pause to remember the lives lost to heart 
                disease and the families who mourn, and we reaffirm our 
                commitment to preventing and treating this terrible 
                disease that inflicts immeasurable pain and suffering.

                Evidence-based research has identified several critical 
                risk factors that contribute to heart disease, 
                including elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, 
                physical inactivity, excess body weight, high salt 
                intake, smoking, age, and family history. According to 
                the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 
                half of all Americans have at least one of three key 
                risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood 
                cholesterol, or a history of smoking. While some risk 
                factors are unchangeable, most are avoidable with 
                behavior modification and lifestyle changes like eating 
                a healthy diet, moderating alcohol consumption, 
                exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking. Making 
                small, incremental changes and creating healthier 
                habits can lead to life-saving benefits. We must all 
                take decisive action to control our cardiovascular 
                health and support and motivate friends and family 
                members in their efforts to curb unhealthy behaviors. 
                Community groups, educators, and fitness and healthcare 
                professionals can also provide guidance, support, 
                accountability, and encouragement on the journey to 
                better health.

                American innovation and medical advancements continue 
                to improve treatment options for those who have 
                experienced heart disease. Medical procedures to treat 
                heart conditions are more precise, using less invasive 
                techniques with fewer complications and faster recovery 
                times. Additionally, we have developed medications to 
                more effectively treat high blood pressure, high blood 
                cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, all conditions that 
                contribute to an increased risk of heart disease. We 
                also commend the dedicated healthcare professionals, 
                physical therapists, counselors, volunteers, and 
                educators who make a positive impact in the lives of 
                those battling heart disease and undergoing cardiac 
                rehabilitation.

                Every year, millions of Americans suffer from the 
                healthcare costs, physical disabilities, and premature 
                death caused by cardiovascular diseases and conditions. 
                We can--and must--work to save lives and reverse the 
                somber statistics and cruel grip that heart disease has 
                on our Nation's families. Thanks to scientific 
                research, medical advances, and healthy lifestyle 
                choices, much of the power to combat this disease is 
                within our grasp. During American Heart Month, I urge 
                all men and women to prioritize their health and to 
                take the necessary measures to lead a heart-healthy 
                lifestyle.

                In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing 
                fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by 
                Joint Resolution approved on December 30, 1963, as 
                amended (36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the 
                President issue an annual proclamation designating 
                February as American Heart Month.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 
                2020 as American Heart Month, and I invite all 
                Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on 
                February 7, 2020. I also invite the Governors of the 
                States, the Commonwealth

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                of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the 
                jurisdiction of the United States, and the American 
                people to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our 
                commitment to fighting cardiovascular disease.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-02427
Filed 2-4-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P