Category Archives: 116th Congress

116th Congress: Three new Democrats, one new Republican bring a range of inspirations to LHHS House Appropriations Subcommittee

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies oversees spending at HHS agencies that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. With new members that include the author of one of the first comprehensive legislative acts responding to AIDS in America, a […]

116th Congress: Meet the new Republican, two new Democrats on the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations subcommittee

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With oversight of funding for the State Department, and, with that, for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and for USAID, the House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and related programs plays a pivotal role in American leadership of global infectious disease responses. With the Democratic majority the subcommittee gets two […]

116th Congress: House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health gets four new Democrats, two new Republicans

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With regional oversight of political relations with Africa, as well as oversight of international health and human rights issues and responses, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations is pivotal to informing Congress, policies and funding supporting action to control, contain and end the impacts of HIV, […]

116th Congress: House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee gets new leader, four new Democrats, one new Republican

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With a Democratic majority, the 116th Congress sees new leadership  of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, as well as five new subcommittee members — four Democrats, and one Republican. From a former deputy secretary for a state health department to a billionaire tech entrepreneur with a charitable family foundation, they bring diverse experiences […]

116th Congress: Senate HELP gets new Democrat, two new Republicans

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With jurisdiction over 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 and the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions — HELP — is pivotal in crafting policies […]

116th Congress: Senate Foreign Relations Committee gets new Chair, three new Republican members

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The 116th Congress brings significant change to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in a new chair whose record offers few — but significant — clues to his global health leanings, to three well-known, but new Republican members, all of who indicated varying views on the value of foreign aid. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) – In […]