Action Needed to Preserve and Protect FY '98 Funding Increases for Prevention, Research, and Care
Full House Appropriations Committee and Senate Subcommittee vote on AIDS funding next week
July 16, 1997
Full House Appropriations Committee Action
As we reported on Tuesday, the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee voted on its FY'98 bill. The bill will be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee for consideration and a vote on July 22 - much earlier than what we reported in our prior ALERT.
Your calls are needed to your representatives on the full House Appropriations committee. The increases to AIDS programs provided by the Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee must be protected and the authority of the HHS Secretary to lift the ban on needle exchange must not be removed.
Phone/fax your members in the House of Representatives and Senate. Urge your representative in the House to:
Urge your Senator to:
Urge both your Senator and Representative to:
If your Representative is on the full House Appropriations Committee, it is very important that you contact them. If your Representative is not on the committee, ask them to contact Rep. Livingston (R-IL), Chairman of the Committee and Rep. Obey (D-WI), Ranking Minority Member, with their support for the increases in funding and opposition to cuts and any amendment on needle exchange. If your Senator is on the Senate Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, it is very important that you contact them. If your Senator is not on the subcommittee, ask them to contact Senator Specter (R-PA), Chairman of the Subcommittee, and Senator Harkin (D-IA), Ranking Minority Member, with their support for increasing funding and opposition to cuts and any amendment on needle exchange.
This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.