Blog Posts Discuss Global Health-Related Aspects Of Senate FY17 SFOPs Appropriations Bill

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 State & Foreign Operations Bill
Houston Ernst, policy director at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses global health funding aspects of the Senate FY 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that was passed on Wednesday, writing, “This legislation recommends $8.67 billion in funding for many lifesaving global health programs, including global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria assistance. Global HIV/AIDS programs would receive the largest portion of this funding, with almost $6 billion going to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Fund. The committee’s FY 2017 funding recommendation for the Global Fund is $1.35 billion…” (6/30).

Human Rights Campaign: ‘Global Gag Rule’ Blocked on Bipartisan Senate Committee Vote
Andrea Levario, HRC senior public policy advocate, discusses Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) amendment to repeal the Mexico City policy, otherwise known as the “global gag rule,” and restore funding for international family planning in the Senate FY17 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, writing, “Although lawmakers were successful in removing the global gag rule during the committee markup, an amendment could be offered to reinstate the provision when the bill is considered by the full Senate. HRC is working closely with our coalition partners to defeat any such effort” (6/30).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Senate agrees on global health funding, small boost for TB
Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, examines global health-related items in the Senate FY17 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill (6/29).

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