Key Votes

HR 5501 - Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis - Key Vote

National Key Votes

David Dreier voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 110-293 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (303-115) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $48 billion to the Global Fund for assistance to certain countries for combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis for the five-year period of 2009 through 2013.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a plan to prevent 12 million new HIV infections worldwide, provide support care for 12 million who are already infected with HIV/AIDS including 5 million orphans and children, and help countries reach 80 percent of the targeted group with counseling, testing, and treatment (Sec. 101).
  • Allows individuals with AIDS to receive a visa to travel into the United States (Sec. 305).
  • Provides assistance for counseling, testing, and treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men and by providing male and female condoms (Sec. 301).
  • Requires "balanced funding" for sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS prevention (Sec. 403).
  • Requires the HIV/AIDS Response Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State to work with host countries to link HIV/AIDS programs with programs to deter prostitution and human trafficking (Sec. 102).
  • Adds Vietnam to the list of countries that are guaranteed funding under the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Sec. 102).
  • States that if host countries use less than 50 percent of their AIDS targeted funding for behavioral change programs (such as abstinence, monogamy, and partner reduction), the Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally must file a report justifying this decision (Sec. 403).
  • Provides additional nutritional support, health care, and safe drinking water assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS (Sec. 301).
  • Provides that $5 billion of the funding authorized in this bill shall be for combating malaria and $4 billion shall be for combating tuberculosis (Secs. 302 & 303).
  • Provides that assistance shall be given to postsecondary institutions in host countries to improve their health infrastructure, with collaboration from historically black colleges and universities in the United States (Sec. 204).
  • Provides that organizations receiving assistance to combat HIV/AIDS are not required to engage in programs or methods that they find religiously or morally objectionable (Sec. 301).
  • Establishes the Emergency Fund for Indian Safety and Health and allocates $2 billion to it for the 5-year period beginning in 2008 (Sec. 601).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (80-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $48 billion to the Global Fund for assistance to certain countries for combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis for the five-year period of 2009 through 2013.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a plan to prevent 12 million new HIV infections worldwide, provide support care for 12 million who are already infected with HIV/AIDS including 5 million orphans and children, and help countries reach 80 percent of the targeted group with counseling, testing, and treatment (Sec. 101).
  • Allows individuals with AIDS to receive a visa to travel into the United States (Sec. 305).
  • Provides assistance for counseling, testing, and treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men and by providing male and female condoms (Sec. 301).
  • Requires "balanced funding" for sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS prevention (Sec. 403).
  • Requires the HIV/AIDS Response Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State to work with host countries to link HIV/AIDS programs with programs to deter prostitution and human trafficking (Sec. 102).
  • Adds Vietnam to the list of countries that are guaranteed funding under the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Sec. 102).
  • States that if host countries use less than 50 percent of their AIDS targeted funding for behavioral change programs (such as abstinence, monogamy, and partner reduction), the Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally must file a report justifying this decision (Sec. 403).
  • Provides additional nutritional support, health care, and safe drinking water assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS (Sec. 301).
  • Provides that $5 billion of the funding authorized in this bill shall be for combating malaria and $4 billion shall be for combating tuberculosis (Secs. 302 & 303).
  • Provides that assistance shall be given to postsecondary institutions in host countries to improve their health infrastructure, with collaboration from historically black colleges and universities in the United States (Sec. 204).
  • Provides that organizations receiving assistance to combat HIV/AIDS are not required to engage in programs or methods that they find religiously or morally objectionable (Sec. 301).
  • Establishes the Emergency Fund for Indian Safety and Health and allocates $2 billion to it for the 5-year period beginning in 2008 (Sec. 601).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (308-116) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $50 billion for assistance to certain countries for combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis for the five-year period of 2009 through 2013.

Highlights:
  • Amends a provision in U.S. law that required one-third of assistance to be used for abstinence education programs so that it now reads "balanced funding for prevention activities for sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS" are required (Sec. 403).
  • Requires the HIV/AIDS Response Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State to work with host countries to link HIV/AIDS programs with programs to deter prostitution (Sec. 102).
  • Adds Vietnam, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic, Malawi, Swaziland, and Lesotho to the list of countries that will receive funding under this program (Sec. 102).
  • Provides that that strategy to prevent HIV/AIDS infection among women and youth shall include the ABC model: "Abstain, Be faithful, use Condoms" (Sec. 313).
  • States that if host countries use less than 50 percent of their AIDS targeted funding for behavioral change programs (such as programs promoting abstinence, monogamy, and partner reduction), then the Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally must file a report with Congress justifying this decision (Sec. 403).
  • Provides that the plan to combat HIV/AIDS will make family planning clinics available for testing and education (Sec. 101).
  • Authorizes $2 billion for assistance to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria (Sec. 202).
  • Provides that treatment and care of individuals with HIV/AIDS includes providing safe drinking water and nutrition (Sec. 301).
  • Provides that $5 billion of the funding authorized in this bill shall be for combating malaria and $4 billion shall be for combating tuberculosis (Sec. 302, Sec. 303).
  • Provides that assistance shall be given to post-secondary institutions in host countries to improve their health infrastructure, with collaboration from historically black colleges and universities in the United States (Sec. 205).
  • Provides that organizations receiving assistance to combat HIV/AIDS are not required to engage in programs or methods that they find morally objectionable (Sec. 301).
Note:

NOTE: THE VICE PRESIDENT CAST THE TIE-BREAKING VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

Sponsors

  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors