President Obama signed the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” (H.R. 933) into law providing funding for the government for the remainder of the 2013 Fiscal Year. The legislation, as passed by the House and Senate, specifies funding levels for some, but not all, global health programs at the State Department and United States…
The House and Senate passed the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” (H.R. 933) providing funding for the government for the remainder of the 2013 Fiscal Year. The legislation specifies funding levels for some, but not all, global health programs at the State Department and United States Agency for…
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA, 13th) introduced a resolution titled “Recognizing the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people” (H.Res. 31). Among other things, the resolution states that the House “supports the efforts…
President Obama signed the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (H.R. 8; Public Law #112-240) averting scheduled increases in income tax rates and postponing, until March 1, 2013, the sequestration process as required by the “Budget Control Act of 2011” (Public Law #112-25). Among other things, the bill reduces the…
The House of Representatives passed the “Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012” (H.R. 3159) by a vote of 390-0. The bill, which was originally introduced by Representative Ted Poe (R-TX, 2nd) would establish guidelines for the monitoring and evaluation of U.S. foreign assistance programs and would require the Administration…
Representative Howard Berman (D-CA, 28th) introduced the “Global Partnership Act of 2012” (H.R. 6644). According to a press release from Representative Berman, the bill would reform the U.S. foreign aid system and replace “both the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, which covers economic, and development assistance, and the Arms Export Control Act, which deals with arms sales and military aid” The proposed bill includes specific sections addressing maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, family planning and reproductive health, noncommunicable diseases, water, and food security.
- Area: Congress
- Information Type: House Bills
- Organization/Initiative: USAID, State Dept.
- Issue/Condition: Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition/Food Security, Foreign Aid Reform, Water, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)
The President signed the “Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013” (H.J. Res. 117) into Public Law (P.L. #112-175) authorizing appropriations for FY 2013 through March 27, 2013 at a rate that is 0.612% more than the FY 2012 enacted levels.
"Global Science Program for Security, Competitiveness, and Diplomacy Act of 2012" introduced in House
Representative Russ Carnahan (D-MO, 3rd) introduced the “Global Science Program for Security, Competitiveness, and Diplomacy Act of 2012” (H.R. 6303) in the House. Among other things, the proposed bill would create research competitions at the global, regional, or country specific level with the aim of “address[ing] global challenges such as ocean acidification, nonproliferation, multiple drug resistant diseases, water-borne diseases, development of sustainable renewable energy resources, sanitation, food shortage, and water resources.”
Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL, 23rd) introduced a resolution (H.Res. 749) “[e]xpressing support for the XIX International AIDS Conference and the sense of the House of Representatives that continued commitment by the United States to HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs is crucial to protecting global health.”
Learn more about the Senate companion resolution (S.Res. 532).
Representative James Himes (D-CT, 4th) introduced the “Cure for AIDS Act of 2012” (H.R. 6187) in the House. Among other things, the proposed bill states “[i]t is the sense of Congress that . . . finding a cure is essential to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States and globally . . . [and] access to AIDS treatment in the United States and globally needs to continue to be expanded but AIDS treatment is not a cure and not the ultimate solution for the tens of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
The bill directs the Secretary of Defense, “acting through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, . . . [to] establish and support an accelerated research program dedicated to the discovery of a cure for HIV/AIDS” and authorizes $20 million for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.