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Apr 01, 2008

Summary and Text of Amendments Submitted to H.R. 5501 - Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for

H.R. 5501 - Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008

Listed in Alphabetical Order

April 01, 2008 3:37 PM

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Berman (CA)


Manager's Amendment.  Amendment makes technical and conforming changes to the bill.

Bishop, Tim (NY)


Would require the purchasing of U.S. made rapid HIV/AIDS tests in PEPFAR procurement.

Blumenauer (OR)


Would add safe drinking water to nutrition and income security on the list of programs for which direct linkages are encouraged.

Campbell (CA)


Would maintain the current authorization level, at $3 billion per year.

Carson (IN)


(REVISED) Would direct the Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to expand their plan for strengthening health systems of host countries by allowing for African postsecondary educational institutions to collaborate with postsecondary educational institutions and specifically historically black colleges and universities.

Fortenberry (NE)


Would ensure that audits by the Inspector General include information on subcontractors.

Gingrey (GA)


Would require that 55% of all funds in bill be used for medical treatment of those infected with HIV/AIDS and that 75% of the 55% be used specifically for HIV/AIDS anti-viral (ARV) drugs.

Jackson (IL)/McCollum (MN)


Would provide training and support retention for at least 140,000 new health care professionals, including training for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care.

McCollum (MN)


Would allow HIV/AIDS education, counseling and testing activities to be funded through family planning and maternal healthcare providers, NGOs and faith-based organizations that are not presently funded or supported by the United States Government.

McCollum (MN)/Jackson (IL)


Would add , and to the list of new “focus” countries proposed to be added in the bill.

Weldon, Dave (FL)


Would reduce the authorization levels in the bill from $10 billion per year (FY 2009-2013) to $7 billion in FY2009, $7 billion in FY2010, and $8 billion in each of FYs (2011-2013).