President signs “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013″ into law
President Obama signed the “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013” (S.1545) into law (Public Law #113-56). The bill, which was originally introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Corker (R-TN), extends existing authorities for five years and strengthens oversight of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). According to a press release from Senator Menendez, the bill includes the following provisions:
- Requires the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspectors General to coordinator on oversight and audit plans;
- Extends per-patient cost study reporting requirements;
- Extends the 33% cap on U.S. contributions to the Global Fund;
- Updates annual PEPFAR reporting requirements; and
- Extends funding requirements for the treatment of orphans and vulnerable children.
- Access a press release from the White House about the bill becoming law here.
- President Obama announced he would sign the bill into law during an event commemorating World AIDS Day. Learn more about the event here.
- Access a press release from Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) about the bill becoming law here.
- Learn more about the “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act” as originally introduced here, as passed by the Senate here, and as passed by the House here.