You are writing regarding

H.R.5501 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008, 110th Congress

Contact Congress

1. Choose Your Position
2. Write Your Letter
3. Share Your Communication

OpenCongress Message Builder

OpenCongress Message Builder

Use the tools in this column to help craft your letter. Anytime your mouse highlights a section, click on it to add prepared text. You can edit any part of the message at left, and if you like, add your own stories and text to personalize your letter.

Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Jul 30, 2008 Became Public Law No: 110-293.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    I know the most recent action for this bill is as follows: "Became Public Law No: 110-293." on Jul 30, 2008
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Foreign Affairs

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Financial Services

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Financial Services committee.
  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations committee.
  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 24, 2008, with a roll call of 303 ayes, 115 nays, and 17 not voting.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 24, 2008, with a roll call of 303 ayes, 115 nays, and 17 not voting.

Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 50% of users support H.R.5501

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    50% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.5501.
  • H.R.5501 has been viewed 34,262 times

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    H.R.5501 has been viewed 34,262 times on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource.
  • Contribution Data

    Enter your street address above, and relevant campaign contribution data for your elected officials will appear here in seconds for you to use in your letter.

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 03, 2008, by Anonymous - 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.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 03, 2008, "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."
    • On July 29, 2009, by noticebag - 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

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by noticebag, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 29, 2009, "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"
    • On July 17, 2008, by Anonymous - The UN says. The UN is wrong. Circumcising females is no different.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 17, 2008, "The UN says. The UN is wrong. Circumcising females is no different."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Madville Times: Herseth Sandlin v. Noem: Let's Debate What's Voted ... - August 25, 2010 by Madville Times - Joel Rosenthal got me thinking. In his most recent blog post, Rosenthal mentions the Kristi Noem strategy of pointing out how often Stephanie Herseth Sandlin votes with Nancy Pelosi. Rosenthal wonders how many of those votes are really ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Madville Times on August 25, 2010, "Joel Rosenthal got me thinking. In his most recent blog post, Rosenthal mentions the Kristi Noem strategy of pointing out how often Stephanie Herseth Sandlin votes with Nancy Pelosi. Rosenthal wonders how many of those votes are really ..." (http://madvilletimes.blogspot.com/2010/08/herseth-sandlin-v-noem-lets-debate.html)
    • Diminuzione adolescenti gravidanza - December 24, 2008 by Cialis - Vendita On Line - Il Comitato delle Offerte degli Esteri a costruire in Ambiente ha approvato la cifra di (HR 5501), in ri-autorizzare Stati Uniti d'America a livello mondiale di HIV / HELP tale programma, oggi i messaggi CQ. Il Conte deve accreditare ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Cialis - Vendita On Line on December 24, 2008, "Il Comitato delle Offerte degli Esteri a costruire in Ambiente ha approvato la cifra di (HR 5501), in ri-autorizzare Stati Uniti d'America a livello mondiale di HIV / HELP tale programma, oggi i messaggi CQ. Il Conte deve accreditare ..." (http://matereit.blogspot.com/2008/12/diminuzione-adolescenti-gravidanza.html)
    • Cialis Generico - Vendita In Italia: Diminuzione adolescenti ... - December 24, 2008 by Cialis Generico - Vendita In Italia - Il Comitato delle Offerte degli Esteri per creare la locanda in Ambiente ha autorizzato il conte (HR 5501), in ri-autorizzare Stati Uniti d'America globale retrovirus / HELP tale programma, oggi i messaggi CQ. Il Conte deve accreditare ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Cialis Generico - Vendita In Italia on December 24, 2008, "Il Comitato delle Offerte degli Esteri per creare la locanda in Ambiente ha autorizzato il conte (HR 5501), in ri-autorizzare Stati Uniti d'America globale retrovirus / HELP tale programma, oggi i messaggi CQ. Il Conte deve accreditare ..." (http://risacrit.blogspot.com/2008/12/diminuzione-adolescenti-gravidanza.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Obama and McCain Pledge Action on Global Poverty and Disease, Says Global AIDS Alliance Fund - September 25, 2008 by YubaNet - ...provide full funding over five years for the $48 billion Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R.5501, S.2731), which authorizes a full US contribution to the Global Fund

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by YubaNet on September 25, 2008, "...provide full funding over five years for the $48 billion Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R.5501, S.2731), which authorizes a full US contribution to the Global Fund" (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Yubanet/~3/403394713/Obama-and-McCain-Pledge-Action-on-Global-Poverty-and-Disease-Says-Global-AIDS-Alliance-Fund.php)
    • [NEWS] African Children's Choir Thrilled With Congressional Bill - August 03, 2008 by Christian Music Central - The White House has released the transcription and additional information on last week’s signing by President George W. Bush of the H.R.5501 – Global AIDS Initiative Renewal bill.  The initiative affects many children in Africa, so it is a cause very

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Christian Music Central on August 03, 2008, "The White House has released the transcription and additional information on last week’s signing by President George W. Bush of the H.R.5501 – Global AIDS Initiative Renewal bill.  The initiative affects many children in Africa, so it is a cause very" (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cmcall/~3/355616869/8074.html)
    • Editorials Respond to PEPFAR Reauthorization - July 31, 2008 by Kaiser network.org, DC - President Bush on Wednesday signed into law legislation (HR 5501) that reauthorizes the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at $48 billion through ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Kaiser network.org, DC on July 31, 2008, "President Bush on Wednesday signed into law legislation (HR 5501) that reauthorizes the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at $48 billion through ..." (http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=53644)
    Enter your street address at right to find your members of Congress. You must have JavaScript enabled.
    A Letter to Congress from a constituent via OpenCongress.org

    After sending, this letter will be viewable to:

    Characters Remaining:  
    • Click "Send Message" above to complete delivery of this email. (If you don't already have a free "My OpenCongress" account, we'll make one for you now.)
    • Congressional offices require all address information in the form above be completed in order to deliver your email.
    • OpenCongress does not share your address information with any outside parties for any reason.

    OpenCongress is the only not-for-profit website that enables you to write all three of your members of Congress at once.

    OpenCongress is the only website that gives this information back to the public commons, enabling you to find other constituents near you who are tracking the same bills and issues.