Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

AIDS Action alert

AIDS Action has urged concerned individuals to contact their congressional representatives who later this week (November 15 or 16) are expected to vote to override President Bush’s veto of the Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that includes increases of $84.3 million to the Ryan White CARE Act and $33 million for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.

A statement from AIDS Action said it supported the overall spending bill, although officials were “dismayed” by Congress’ decision to increase funding for the Community Based Abstinence Education Program by $28 million.

The House approved the final version of the bill November 8 on a vote of 274-141. Over 50 Republicans supported the bill and no Democrats voted against it. AIDS Action is urging people to contact their representatives and if they voted for the bill, thank them for their support and ask them to continue that support by voting to override the veto. If they did not vote or voted against the bill, urge them to reconsider their decision.

To find your representative, visit People can call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for their representative.

— Cynthia Laird, November 14, 2007 @ 1:49 pm PST
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