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CQ’s Adams Discusses Global AIDS Bills’ Prospects in Senate
Congressional Quarterly senior health reporter Rebecca Adams discusses the prospects for two global AIDS bills in the Senate, among other issues, in this week's "Health on the Hill from kaisernetwork.org and CQ." Adams says that the Senate must first decide which bill it will consider on the floor, noting that two bills -- a compromise bill (SB 1009) introduced last week by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and the committee's ranking Democrat Rep. Joseph Biden (Del.) and the House-passed bill (HR 1298) -- are being pushed. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) last week said that he is considering bypassing the Foreign Relations Committee and introducing the House-approved bill directly to the floor. Adams discusses the differences between the bills, including funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Adams, "Health on the Hill from kaisernetwork.org and CQ," 5/12). The report will be available online after 11:30 a.m. ET.
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