Policy & Politics
Senate Democrats Remove Provision for HIV, STI Prevention From Stimulus Bill
February 3, 2009
Senate Democrats during debate over a proposed economic stimulus bill removed a provision that would have allocated $400 million to CDC for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention efforts, the AP/Boston Globe reports. President Obama on Monday said that "very modest differences" between the House and Senate versions of the legislation should not delay the passage of the $885 billion package in the Senate (AP/Boston Globe, 2/3). The House last week passed an $819 billion version of the bill, which included $335 million to CDC for HIV and STI prevention efforts. House Republicans criticized the inclusion of STI prevention funding in the stimulus bill, saying it does nothing to create jobs and regenerate the economy (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 1/29).
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