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HR 1298 - AIDS Assistance bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Joe Baca, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joe Baca, Sr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 108-25 -
Legislation - Passage With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (375-41) - (Key vote)

Title: AIDS Assistance bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would establish a five-year program, authorizing $3 billion each year to prevent and treat HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in highly infected countries, namely Africa.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the priorities as abstinence, being faithful, and condom use.
  • Expresses sense of Congress that a specified number of infected individuals shall receive antiretroviral treatment through U.S. assistance programs.
  • Establishes the formula for allocation of funds and grants, including up to $1 billion for fiscal year 2004 for the Global Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
  • Encourages continued improvements regarding palliative care for infected individuals, and research and development.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: AIDS Assistance bill

Sponsors

  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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