Congress Approves $100 Million for International AIDS Fight
Congress on Friday approved $6.5 billion in "additional government spending" for the remainder of this fiscal year, including $100 million for programs that fight AIDS in Africa and other parts of the world, the New York Times reports. The House voted 375 to 30 to approve the "compromise appropriations bill," while the Senate passed the measure by voice vote (Shenon, New York Times, 7/21). The appropriations bill, which now goes to President Bush for his signature, covers the remaining 10 weeks of FY 2001, which ends on Sept. 30 (Fram, AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/21).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.