Tag Archives: Rep. Eliot Engel

$45 million TB cut will not affect “aggregate U.S. support,” Shah says

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But doesn’t explain how  . . . When USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah went to Congress to discuss the Obama administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, he began with remarks in which he made no mention of tuberculosis and aside from a mention of “creating an AIDS-free generation,” made no mention of the global […]

PEPFAR Act: AIDS response’s next chapter begins with unanimous Congressional vote

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Rep. Barbara Lee: “When it comes to saving lives PEPFAR is a clear example of how we come together to do just that” By the time the House of Representatives began to take up the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 Tuesday afternoon, the end was not in doubt. All the same, once lawmakers […]

PEPFAR Act assures five more years of U.S. HIV, TB responses

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Bipartisan, bicameral legislation extends U.S. Leadership Act, confirming ongoing commitments to PEPFAR and the Global Fund Proving that Congress can act, unified, swiftly and decisively, the United States Senate Monday unanimously passed legislation renewing authorization of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, and supporting the program’s goals. The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of […]

Clinician scientists urge support for PEPFAR bill, while we’re reading about the high stakes of the U.S. global health response

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Update — The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013: In spite of the government shutdown, hopes were high in the beginning of the month that the Senate would take action on a bill to extend the the United States global AIDS response. Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders Robert Menendez and Bob Corker introduced S […]

Senate Foreign Relations okays PEPFAR bill with TB, health worker provisions

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With the government facing shutdown today over a congressional standoff on domestic healthcare policy, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee moved quickly Monday night to approve a bill to extend the United States’ signature and largest global health effort. The committee had been scheduled to vote today on the bill, which will extend the authority of, […]

Leadership of Senate Foreign Relations introduces “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013”

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With the introduction of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Corker launched a bill Tuesday that both tweaks and extends the authorities of the 2003 legislation that started the United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief. With House Foreign Affairs Committee leaders Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot […]

Legislators to Shah: Really? Cuts to TB, HIV efforts aren’t a problem?

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In the budget-cutting environment that characterizes the current Congress, it is not often you will see legislators from both parties urging a foreign aid director to voice the need for more funds, but that is what happened last week. While members of Congress emphasized during hearings last week the importance of robust U.S. support for […]