Category Archives: 114th Congress

Sen. Cardin brings record of global health involvement as he takes lead Democrat seat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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The Senator replacing Bob Menendez as ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes on the role with a record spanning nearly three decades in Congress of stances supporting policies to improve health, human rights and science-based global and domestic responses. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) has served on the committee since coming to the […]

114th Congress and Global Health: Subcommittees with bilateral, multilateral oversight get new members

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Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee This  committee, which oversees annual funding decisions for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Global Fund and the USAID TB program, gets three new Republican members — two who are new to the Senate, and one new Democrat Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Ks)  is […]

114th Congress and Global Health: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee and its Health Subcommittee, which oversees budget and policy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health get new Ranking members as Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) replaces Rep. Henry Waxman on the committee, and Rep. Gene Green (D-Tx) takes his role on the […]

114th Congress and Global Health: House Appropriations Committee, State and Foreign Ops, Labor HHS Subcommittees

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The 114th Congress brings no change to the leadership of the House Appropriations Committee, or its global health- funding State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee. It brings one new leader to its Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee, which oversees Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health funding. Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky) […]

114th Congress and Global Health: Senate HELP and Budget committees see changes in leadership and perspective on global health

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Committees with jurisdiction that includes funding and oversight of AIDS and TB research and programming get leadership with stances and records on global health issues that include common ground with their votes to reauthorize PEPFAR in 2008 The Senate Budget committee gets new leadership with a Chairman who has voiced a longstanding commitment to global […]

114th Congress and Global Health: Senate Appropriations Committee, subcommittees leadership passes to familiar and new leaders with global health, research and human rights records

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The new Republican Senate majority brought a change in leadership to the Appropriations Committee along with switched seats and other changes to the leadership of subcommittees overseeing global health program and research funding. Sen. Thad Cochran ( R – Miss.) who chaired the Appropriations committee during the 109th Congress, and has served on the committee […]

114th Congress and Global Health: Senate Foreign Relations Committee, new subcommittees bring diverse views, background to global health leadership roles

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders Sen. Robert Corker (R- Tenn.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D – NJ) will switch seats on the committee this session, with Corker assuming chairmanship, and Menendez as ranking member. The two leaders collaborated during the first session of the 113th Congress to renew authorizations for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan […]