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“PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act” introduced in House

Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY, 16th), Ed Royce (R-CA, 39th), Barbara Lee (D-CA, 13th), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL, 27th) introduced the “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act” (H.R. 3177). According to a press release from Representative Lee, the bill extends existing authorities and strengthens oversight of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by, among other things, “requir[ing] coordination by the Inspectors General to develop oversight and audit plans; extend[ing] reporting requirements for cost studies; cap[ping] U.S. participation in the Global Fund; requir[ing] a robust annual report; and protect[ing] funding for treatment for orphans and vulnerable children.”

Additional Information:

  • Access the Senate companion bill (S. 1545) here.
  • Access a press release from Representative Eliot Engel about the bill here.