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Senate Could Act On PEPFAR Bill Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

“While much of the work in this shuttered capital has ground to a halt, the Senate is still open for business, and that means that the body could act on S 1545, the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013, as early as this coming Monday,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. The blog notes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s passage of an amended version of the bill earlier this week and writes, “The Senators are working now to get the bill to the Senate floor quickly, according to congressional sources” (Barton 10/3).