Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) introduced the Prize Fund for HIV/AIDS Act (S. 626). Among other things, the bill would establish a “Prize Fund for HIV/AIDS” aimed at incentivizing research and development of new medicines for HIV/AIDS.
Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) introduced the “Medical Innovation Prize Fund Act” (S. 627). Among other things, the bill would establish a “Medical Innovation Prize Fund” aimed at incentivizing research and development of new medicines and would require a percentage of the prize fund be dedicated to global neglected diseases, orphan diseases,…
The Senate Committee on Appropriations released proposed legislation to provide funding for the remainder of the 2013 Fiscal Year. The proposed legislation would provide funding for global health programs at the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under a Continuing Resolution (CR). The proposed resolution calls for…
The Senate passed by unanimous consent a resolution (S.Res. 12) titled “Recognizing the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives in that earthquake, and expressing continued solidarity with the people of Haiti” introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). Among…
The Senate passed by unanimous consent a resolution (S. Res. 73) introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) that highlights the health related impacts associated with the lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities around the world and declares March 11, 2013 as “World Plumbing Day”.
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced a resolution titled “Recognizing the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives in that earthquake, and expressing continued solidarity with the people of Haiti” (S.Res. 12). Among other things, the resolution states that the…
The Senate passed by Unanimous Consent the “Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012” (S. 3341), which requires the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. diplomacy and development efforts every four years. Originally introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA), the bill states, among other things, that “[e]ach quadrennial diplomacy and development review (QDDR) shall be a comprehensive examination of the national diplomacy and development policy and strategic framework of the United States,” and outlines specific areas and topics that should be reviewed and addressed.
The bill was passed along with a Committee Report (#112-220) by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 19, 2012.
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved the “Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012” (S. 3310). Originally introduced by Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), the bill would establish guidelines for the monitoring and evaluation of U.S. foreign assistance programs and would require the Administration to establish and maintain a website providing detailed information on U.S. foreign assistance programs.
Learn about the House companion bill (H.R. 3159).
The Senate passed a resolution (S.Res. 532) introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) “[e]xpressing support for the XIX International AIDS Conference and the sense of the Senate 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 House companion resolution (H.Res. 713).
The Senate passed by voice vote a resolution (S. Res. 429) introduced by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day. Among other things, the resolution commends efforts by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and “supports continued leadership by the United States in bilateral, multilateral, and private sector efforts to combat malaria as a critical part of the President’s Global Health Initiative.”