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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 […]

House Appropriations votes FY14 global health funding: adds PEPFAR requirements, tops Obama and Senate subcommittee TB number

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With the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief  facing a drop from fiscal year 2012 funding, the House Appropriations Committee added language from Rep. Barbara Lee to the funding bill it voted on today, requiring indicators to ensure that “country ownership” is pursued effectively and appropriately. The Committee proposed that three global health programs be […]

Global Health Appropriations: New Democrats on House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee include returning champion of HIV response

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While two new members of House Appropriation Committee’s State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee profiled here yesterday voted first for and then against the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, one of the three profiled today is an unambiguous supporter of global health initiatives, having played a pivotal role in virtually all legislation guiding America’s HIV […]

Global Health Appropriations: New Republicans on House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee bring mixed history on PEPFAR

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The House Appropriations Committee’s State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, with oversight on funding issues involving USAID  and the State Department, has six new members — three Republicans and three Democrats — bringing a mix of experience and stances on global health issues, including on policy, funding, and research. Today Science Speaks looks at the new […]

Breaking News: Global health leaders get nod to serve as lead Democrats on key House committees

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Two key global health leaders are among the picks U. S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi just announced among the Democratic Ranking Members for 113th Congress House Committees.  Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) will assume the top Democratic post on the all important House Appropriations Committee—the committee charged with making annual funding decisions for […]

Efforts to Overturn Needle Exchange Hit Snag in House

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One step forward, half a step back. That’s where advocates of evidence-based treatment of HIV/AIDS seem to have landed Friday in their efforts to overturn the two-decades-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs. Last week, Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, successfully moved to nix the needle-exchange ban when a subcommittee took […]