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A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

Faith Fuels Aquarius Gilmer’s Advocacy

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, August 05, 2019


Congress Sets Spending Caps Before Their August Recess

This week, Senators passed top-line spending caps for the next two years and suspended the debt ceiling, avoiding sending the United States into default, just in time to adjourn for their August in-district recess period.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, August 02, 2019


Separation Anxiety: How the Trump Administration is Using Immigrants' HIV Status to Justify Family Separations

It was recently revealed that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had unlawfully separated a Honduran immigrant from his three children because he was living with HIV. After inquiry from Members of Congress, it does not appear as if the Trump administration, which claims to want to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., has any plans to stop this practice.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, August 02, 2019


Democrats and Republicans Find Things to Love (and Hate) in House Passed Budget Bill

Before leaving Washington for their six-week long summer recess, the House of Representatives passed a vital two-year budget deal on Thursday evening, raising the caps on both defense and domestic spending and suspending the debt ceiling until the summer of 2021. With the House out of session, the legislation now moves over to the Senate.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 26, 2019


In Puerto Rico, A Governor Without Allies

In this guest blog, Puerto Rico Concra's Executive Director Rosaura López-Fontanez talks about the situation on the island surrounding Governor Ricardo Rosello's resignation, corruption within their government, and why the people of Puerto Rico took to the streets to demand change.

Posted By: Rosaura López-Fontanez, MSW/LCSW, Puerto Rico Concra - Friday, July 26, 2019


A Budget Deal Is Within Reach, But Time Is Running Out

According to the most recent reports, Secretary Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi have “reached an agreement” on a deal to raise both spending caps and the debt ceiling for two years. Unfortunately, that agreement stands on very fragile ground and there are still a number of obstacles left for both sides to overcome if they want to reach a final deal.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 19, 2019


Under New Family Planning Restrictions, The Gag Rule Comes To America

Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that the Trump administration could begin enforcing new restrictions on grantees of the Title X family planning program. Just this week, they began to do so. The rules, set to take effect in late April, had stalled under numerous court injunctions following lawsuits from program participants as well as major provider associations such as the American Medical Association.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 19, 2019


Summertime Struggles Loom For Congress As Appropriations Talks Stagnate

A deal between White House officials, Senate Republicans, and House Democrats over fiscal year 2020 spending levels has not been reached and the debt limit ceiling is on the verge of being breached if Congress and The White House don't act quickly.The House has proceeded with assumed spending levels and passed ten out of twelve appropriations bills, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is keeping his chamber from considering any funding bills until an agreement is made on what the President would sign into law.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 12, 2019


The Affordable Care Act May Be In Trouble...Again

If the value of a good piece of legislation can be measured by the frequency and tenacity with which its opponents try to get it invalidated, it’s not an understatement to say that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the most successful health care laws ever created. Earlier this week, a three-judge panel in New Orleans heard oral arguments in Texas v. United States, the latest legal challenge to the constitutionality of the ACA.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 12, 2019


As HIV Transmission Among People Who Inject Drugs Increases, So Does The Need For Action

Earlier this month, public health officials in Multnomah County, Oregon reported that the state was experiencing its most substantial HIV outbreak in years and that it was occurring primarily among people who inject drugs. The outbreak has seen 42 people who either inject drugs or who have sex with people who inject drugs contract HIV in the last 18 months.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 28, 2019

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