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

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • Short: Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Short: Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Official: To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 as enacted.

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Anonymous 07/17/2008 12:25pm

The UN says.

The UN is wrong.

Circumcising females is no different.

Anonymous 04/03/2008 6:34pm
in reply to Anonymous Apr 02, 2008 7:40pm

First of all, we don’t have to borrow from China particularly for this legislation — we have to borrow from dozens of nations for the overall budget. Second of all, as a Peace Corps volunteer, I can explain a little bit about how some of the USAID preventative programs work, as I’ve seen some in action. People “on the street”, assumedly referring to groups that are high risk of having and spreading HIV — generally prostitutes here in Latin America. Sometimes trainings are given to prostitutes for use of proper condom use and their risk for contracting the disease — this is the most effective work from all the studies I’ve seen, as well as PSA’s and trainings to the general population of how to avoid HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, the US’ methodology since 2003 has been more dedicated to Abstinence and Fidelity, thanks to Bush’s decision to pull out of the Global Fund. As such, “people on the street” are usually chased out of town by organizations, as the UN did 15 years ago in much of Western Africa.

On the whole, sex workers and people who have an abnormally high number of sex partners are only one part of the problem in societies with 1% or more of the population with HIV — everyday people, who have one to three sex partners are responsible for a lot higher numbers of contraction and spreading.

noticebag 07/29/2009 4:28am

We shouldn’t be circumcising anyone. Its a human rights abuse. No one cuts off legs to keep from breaking them. Stop mutilating peoples genitals. Female AND MALE

Anonymous 07/17/2008 12:36pm

Jackson – Lee legislation. Look up hers and Obamas. Look at the new proposal for foreign aid and Africom. Congressmen demanding an African American General to run Africom when it already is and African American running Africom. The sponsors of this bill only support African foreign aid, check their bills. It would be better to have broad support.

This is the second five year budget for PEPFAR and this is being considered an entitlement. We have plenty of people at home who need entitlements. As the economy breaks, like dems knew it should, and people lose money; money going overseas is the last thing anyone wants, so it’s these Congressmen’s jobs.

I don’t care about the African American issue. These Congressmen have to go.

Anonymous 07/25/2008 3:19pm

48 Billion? My problem with this is, where is the accountability of where this little over 9 billion a year is actually being spent? Is there some oversight somewhere. Who controls what money goes where. I am afraid that the money is sent to these countries and there is not accountability whatsoever. Then on the end of this bill, there is an emergency funding for indian health? What in the world is that, that is only 2 billion though!!

Anonymous 03/06/2008 3:28pm

The new budget is supposed to be negotiated and this bill isn’t included, it’s a FIVE YEAR BUDGET for the USG agencies and private corporations participating. The agencies are hiring and getting funding in their budget for this FIVE YEAR budget. The agencies getting money in their budgets from PEPFAR can now count on a five year budget.

What percentages are going to agencies and not the ‘people on the street.’

Anonymous 04/23/2008 1:28pm

Peace Corps fires Peace Corps Volunteers who acquire AIDs during service. Peace corps should be eliminated from this bill.

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_9012829

Anonymous 04/02/2008 7:40pm

I’d like to know what they’re doing to keep people on the street from spreading HIV/aids around and what happens to the money once these countries get their hands on it. I already know we have to borrow from China to pay for it, is that the new World Order, sink us deeper into debt to potentially hostile nations to support other countries? Who is in charge, here?

Anonymous 04/04/2008 12:10pm

The budget is triple what Bush proposed. It is incompetance. The House should be thrown out. Five years has become the norm for ‘yearly budgets’ for agencies like Peace Corps. This is ridiculous.

Hyde is dead. Lantos is retiring. We can honor them with less money.

Will the bill be used for waivers? The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. The President used to authorize these waivers based on National Security. They are now waived by the Secretary of State based on security concerns. Agencies like Peace Corps continue to get funding through the State Department account in countries that have embargos from the US and UN. No one else is allowed in country, except for voting assistance. These are dangerous countries affecting the volunteers and their clearance.

Comments:

The UN says circumcising males and females will keep them ‘clean’ and stop AIDs.

I don’t think any other nation is putting up 50 billion dollars.

Are Peace Corps Volunteers directly funded by USAID in Mindano? Are they still part of the joint military exercises in the Philippines?

Abstinence works.

People on the street meant the average citizen, not prostitutes in Latin America or transnational trafficked people.

Anonymous 04/25/2008 5:14am

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-04-25-voa10.cfm

Anonymous 04/07/2008 10:20pm

How much money does it cost to show someone to use a condom? The money needs to go into finding a cure and for drugs to fight it.
We have spent untold billions on trying to teach people and it is not working. If you live in a manogamous relationship, how many here are worried about contracting this disease? Not many I bet. We are wasting our money IMO.
We need to worry about spending money on our own country. Like if we invest more around the world people are going to like us more? I dont think so, everyone hates us now and we spend the most out of any nation so wahat good is it doing.
We are going broke and we keep giving money away like it grows on a tree.
The second post here says it right. WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE?

Anonymous 04/08/2008 11:30am

‘Civil Society’ people. It’s an old movement from Harvard and PC. It just means NGOs. The excuse for the five year budget and the doubling to 50 billion is ‘sustainable development.’ It really is just an excuse to put budgets out five years instead of one and double the budget. It started with Peace Corps who pushed for a five year budget and the doubling of the budget, which they got through PC paid lobbyists at NPCA.

They have doctors heavily involved. Nursing is also paid for; the question is how much of the 50 billion goes to US government agencies like PC who are paid by PEPFAR for their jobs? How much goes to DoD? Hoiw much goes to African Union NGOs? A majority of this money probably goes to US government agencies for training by their employees. The idea of training lots of nurses is great, but who will pay them? Their infrastructure can’t pay them, we can’t pay them. The thinking might be to help create an infrastructure that can handle the disease. For example, the production of AIDs drugs and research – all in Africa.

The bill is just the excuse for US government agencies extending their 1 year budgets to 5 year budgets and doubling the budget. The jobs aren’t there and won’t be unless they are created sustainable; we can’t pay the trained people for their careers and paying US government employees won’t do much for the average African Union member’s sustainability of their own programs and employees.

Anonymous 04/11/2008 7:20am

Bush just said not to worry about the 2010 budget. It’s not needed because all the agencies and NGOs have their budgets for five years. The five year ‘one year’ budgets have passed the House and the Senate isn’t needed.

Anonymous 04/24/2008 5:12pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_on_re_af/un_fighting_malaria;_ylt=AhAjfKHTX3cWjM6pqjUlmeJvaA8F

Anonymous 04/25/2008 12:13pm

This is foreign policy earmarks. The amendments expand on a tripled budget. Maybe we should budget the tasks first and then check the cost?

The earmarks are for Africa and African countries within those earmarks. This is pork. It’s not fair to focus on just Africa and countries within Africa.

The Congressmen involved are incompetent with our money, the amendments and with how the program will be administered. It’s a 50 billion dollar tripled budget and everyone wants their earmarks.

Anonymous 06/15/2008 6:54am

>The UN says circumcising males and females will keep them ‘clean’ and stop AIDs.

Sorry, you are wrong. Circumcising MALES will help. Check your facts.


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