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Ryan White Care Act Conference Committee To Meet Tomorrow, March 27, 1996

March 26, 1996

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AIDS Action has confirmed that the Ryan White CARE Act Conference Committee will meet tomorrow, March 27, 1996 at 4:00 p.m. est to begin the final stage of the reauthorization process.

We urge you to call the conference committee members with the following messages:
  • Adopt the Kassebaum amendment which supports voluntary counseling and testing of pregnant women; and

  • Oppose the Coburn/Waxman amendment which requires the HIV testing of newborns and ultimately ties Title II CARE Act funds to testing of pregnant women and infants.

Conferees need to hear from you and the people you serve. If your member is listed below, please call and let them know where you stand.

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House Conferees:
Michael Bilirakis (R-FL) 202-225-5755
Thomas Bliley (R-VA) 202-225-2815
Tom Coburn (R-OK) 202-225-2701
Gerry Studds (D-MA) 202-225-3111
Henry Waxman (D-CA) 202-225-3976

Senate Conferees:
Christopher Dodd (D-CT) 202-224-2823
Bill Frist (R-TN) 202-224-3344
Jim Jeffords (D-VT) 202-224-5141
Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS) 202-224-4774
Edward Kennnedy (D-MA) 202-224-4543

It is unlikely that the conference report will be brought to the floor for a vote until after members return from the Spring recess (April 15).

  • Reminder: Congress will be in their districts for the Spring recess (March 30 - April 15). Please use this time to meet with your members.

For more information, contact:
Tracy Mickens, Director of Community Outreach, ext. 3053
AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW #700
Washington DC 20009
202-986-1300
202-986-1345 (fax)
202-332-9614 (tty)
E-Mail: aidsaction@aidsaction.org

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!



  
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Purpose of the CARE Act
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