Category Archives: 115th Congress

House subcommittee spending bills save Fogarty, reject radical Trump global health cuts

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Subcommittees post bills that subcommittees will weigh today With a $1.1 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health as well as an NIH budget that includes $73 million for the Fogarty International Center, and continued funding for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at current levels, the two House funding […]

115th Congress and Global Health: New Democrats for House State and Foreign Operations, Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittees

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Rep. Nita Lowey’s announcement of Democrat Appropriations subcommittee membership introduces two Democrats  to the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, and two to the Labor Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee. House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee  Rep. David Price (D-NC) – Rep. Price joins the House Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations […]

115th Congress and Global Health: House Energy and Commerce gets new Chair, new leader and members for its Health Subcommittee

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Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) – Fresh after ensuring the House remained in Republican control after serving as chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Walden takes over as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee from Rep. Fred Upton, who stepped down due to term limits. Before he was elected to the House […]

115th Congress and Global Health: House Appropriations gets new Chair, while Rogers assumes leadership of State and Foreign Operations subcommittee

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen takes seat held by Rogers since 2011 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) – A New Jersey Representative starting his 12th term in Congress, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen takes over leadership of the House Appropriations Committee as former Chair Hal Rogers’ leadership term ends. He is the second-longest serving Republican on the committee. While critical […]

Transition 2017: Hearings on Price for HHS Secretary conclude, with finance committee vote possible next week

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Senators question ACA replacement plan, biomedical investments, while groups opposing nominee also cite abortion, gay rights stances, membership in organization that has denied HIV causes AIDS Senate Finance Committee members Tuesday followed last week’s HELP Committee hearing on Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price with a renewed focus on the Atlanta Congressman’s […]

115th Congress and Global Health: Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Tillerson hearing touches on development, disease responses

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He praised the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, noting the program’s measurable impacts, while calling it “remarkable,” “extraordinary” and “a model” and “a marvelous way to send the message of the compassion of the American people.” He commended the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its response to the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis. […]

115th Congress and Global Health: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions gets three new members

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The HELP Committee oversees most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Aging, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research […]

The 115th Congress and Global Health: Senate Appropriations gets new members with range of stances, involvement in disease responses

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) – The junior Senator from Florida, Sen. Rubio joined the Senate in 2010, having represented his Miami district in the Florida state legislature from 2000 to 2008. Sen. Rubio will continue to serve on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the fourth consecutive Congress and on its Subcommittee on Africa and […]

115th Congress and Global Health: Senate Foreign Relations gets four new members

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Included in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s oversight is the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. On January 11, the Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be the next Secretary of State. The new members of the committee are: Sen. Rob […]