House and Senate pass resolutions reaffirming U.S. commitment to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Washington, DC, December 4, 2019 – This week both the House and Senate passed bipartisan resolutions backing the U.S. commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The resolutions (S.Res.318 and H.Res.517) follow a pledging summit for the Global Fund in France this fall, where world leaders committed the resources to save 16 million lives. Congressional leaders at the pledging conference announced a $4.68 billion commitment from the United States over the next three years, which is reaffirmed in this week’s resolutions as the intent of Congress.
RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter released the following statement applauding the congressional resolutions.
“We are delighted to see the U.S. Congress continue to rally around the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. From the beginning, support for the Global Fund has been uniquely bipartisan, and I’m glad to see that legacy continue today. We’re particularly grateful to the lead sponsors of these resolutions – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) – for their leadership and commitment to the fight against these epidemics.
These resolutions, and Congress’ bipartisan rejection of proposed cuts to the Global Fund, demonstrate to the world that the U.S. commitment to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria is unwavering. Leaders in Congress have the support of RESULTS and advocates across the country and around the world who know just how important U.S. investment in the Global Fund has been, and will continue to be.”
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