Bill Gates Meets With U.S. Congressional Leaders To Discuss Foreign Aid Spending, Global Health Efforts

The Hill: Gates advocates for foreign aid during Capitol Hill meetings
“Bill Gates met with several congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss foreign aid and global health issues. Gates’s representatives did not specify which lawmakers Gates was meeting with, but reporters from The Hill saw Microsoft’s founder entering the offices of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. In his Capitol Hill meetings, Gates stressed the potential impact that budget cuts could have on programs backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a Gates Foundation spokesperson. These programs include efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, to contain malaria, and to deliver vaccines…” (Breland, 3/22).