Tag Archives: House Foreign Affairs Committee

Bill would acknowledge, sustain USAID role in global health research and development

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At a time when global health responses are threatened by budget-cutting fever, a “deficit neutral” bill proposed by Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) would create a comprehensive strategy to get the most out of a government investment with some of the biggest returns: global health research and development. The 21rst Century […]

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights gets four new Republicans

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The subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that oversees international health issues, including infectious disease, maternal and child health and global health programs and population programs, as well as human rights issues and agencies, has six new members. Today Science Speaks profiles the four new Republicans to join the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, […]

New leadership of House Foreign Affairs brings contrasting views of committee role, global health approaches

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As noted earlier here,  U. S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s December announcement of  Democratic Ranking Members for 113thCongress House Committees saw one global health champion, Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), who lost his seat in November’s election, succeeded by another, with the ascent of Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) to ranking member of the House […]

New Senate Democrats get Foreign Relations Committee spots

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Science Speaks is continuing to look at changes in Washington’s global health leadership in the wake of November’s election. While Sen. Dick Durbin, who played a pivotal role in PEPFAR’s creation, leaves the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  two new Democratic members, as announced Wednesday, will join the committee which directs foreign aid. Chris Murphy  (D-Ct) […]

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 […]

"Don't Take Us Back"

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Just as HIV experts are beginning to see new hope in beating the AIDS epidemic, a funding crisis threatens to throw us back a decade or more in the effort to combat this deadly virus. Dr. Peter Mugyenyi and other HIV experts delivered this forceful message to U.S. lawmakers today at a hearing before the […]

Global Center Weighs In On House Foreign Policy Overhaul

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The Center for Global Health Policy has put in its two cents (and more) on how the House Foreign Affairs Committee should move forward with plans to overhaul US foreign assistance. In a nutshell, our recommendations are: Make global health a priority in any revamp of foreign aid. Protect the power and independence of the […]

Crunch Time for Shaping House Foreign Assistance Overhaul

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Congress is out of session, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing cooking in Washington. Indeed, when it comes to global health issues, this week could prove pivotal. That’s because the House Foreign Affairs Committee set a Friday deadline for feedback from the advocacy community on its plans to overhaul US foreign assistance. The House committee’s […]

Will Infectious Diseases Get Slighted in Foreign Assistance Overhaul?

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Congress is preparing to give US foreign assistance a dramatic make-over, and at least one initial outline does not bode well for efforts to combat infectious diseases in the developing world. The House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday released a “concept paper” detailing the panel’s ideas for overhauling foreign aid reform and the US Agency for […]