Navigation Links
Senator Vitter Threatens Crucial AIDS Bill
Date:7/14/2008

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of lives are at stake today as the Senate prepares to vote on crucial global AIDS, TB and malaria legislation (S. 2731). The debate on the Senate floor is expected to begin this afternoon, and this is the last chance for the bill to be approved this year.

President Bush has publicly called for the passage of the bill, and it enjoys broad support, including from Senators McCain and Obama and from the Catholic Church and other religious groups. But, several Republican Senators are proposing poison-pill amendments that would subvert the bill's intent or even lead to the bill's defeat.

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) plans to use a technicality that would kill the legislation unless it is overcome by 60 votes. He plans to raise a budget point of order, which arises from a provision in the bill which would end a prohibition on HIV-positive persons from permanently entering the U.S. or obtaining legal permanent residency.

Ending the prohibition has a modest cost not covered by the budget resolution, but the bill includes an offset that will balance out any anticipated costs.

"Senator Vitter wants to keep in place a restriction that is antiquated, draconian and discriminatory," said Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director of the Global AIDS Alliance. "Will the Senate opt to maintain this cruel and inhumane restriction? Let's hope not."

Senator Sessions (R-AL) has also indicated his opposition to ending the travel restriction.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and other religious groups today urged that the prohibition be ended, stating that "the underlying law is outdated, no longer serves any important public health interest, and undermines United States global leadership in the fight against AIDS."

"I cannot imagine the President's own party would stop this bill from passing, but we have been surprised in the past," said Majority Leader Harry Reid last Friday.

<
'/>"/>
SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Lance Armstrong Foundation to Welcome Senator John McCain to LIVESTRONG(TM) Cancer Summit
2. Pennsylvania Medical Society and AARP Criticize Senator Specter for Blocking Bill to Protect Access to Doctors and Improve Medicare
3. Senators Chuck Hagel and Dianne Feinstein Make Lung Cancer Matter
4. Test For Life Shares Senator Burr Statement on National HIV Testing Day
5. American Right to Life Endorses U.S. Senator Roger Wickers Life at Conception Act
6. FEW Salutes Senator for Introducing Paid Parental Leave Bill
7. Which Candidate Has the Perfect Smile, Senator Obama or McCain? TransMedia Group to Publicize Special Election So Florida Voters Can Decide
8. National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Senators Lautenberg and Brown for Protecting Health Care Coverage for At-Risk Children
9. AARP Protests Medicare Premium Increases, Delivering Over 20,000 Petitions to Senators Hutchison and Cornyn
10. AGD Thanks Senators for Introducing Bill to Reauthorize the Dental Health Improvement Act
11. AGD Applauds Sen. Cardin Oral Health Initiative Bill; Urges All Senators to Co-Sponsor Measure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 A new AlignLife Chiropractic & ... the downtown Greenville area. Dr. Chelsea Sineath, owner and ... to open her own clinic after working in another ... patients. , AlignLife believes that the body can ... focus on chiropractic care and rehabilitation to allow the ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 23, 2014 Recently, UWDress.com, a successful ... formal wedding guest attire in order to prepare for ... prices, up to 70% off. , UWDress.com is a ... are very beautiful, especially the new items -- formal wedding ... in the current market, including superstar and princess. As one ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 23, 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com is ... company has proudly released its new collection of bamboo ... rates, up to 29% off. , According to ... sturdy tree-like grass, making it a highly renewable resource. Their ... have a mixing color which comes from natural bamboo with ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 “Due to my ... an inventor, from Gurnee, Ill. “While using the ice grip ... and I thought there needed to be a safer way ... the SPIKE BLOCK. , The SPIKE BLOCK offers added safety ... it would help to reduce injuries and damage associated with ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nocturia is defined by the International ... individual has to wake at night one or ... Pipeline Review, H2 2014” provides comprehensive information on ... analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug ... (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AlignLife of Downtown Greenville is Now Open and Accepting New Patients 2Health News:Formal Wedding Guest Attire Added to UWDress.com 2Health News:Trendy Bamboo Mats Online Now By BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 4
... June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The time it takes ... emergency coronary angioplasty was greatly reduced when a statewide ... study finds. It included 436 patients with ST-elevation ... attack that occurs when a large area of the ...
... international team of researchers says abortion stigma is under-researched, ... who,ve had abortions. As a result, they,re launching a ... surrounding abortion. Their invited paper, "Abortion Stigma: ... in the current journal, Women,s Health Issues ...
... TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Many members of low-income ... new study shows. In assessing the families, eating patterns ... that more than 70 percent of the 100 families, who ... to consume adequate amounts of several vital nutrients, including vitamins ...
... of scheduling chemotherapy treatments has been substantially reduced by a ... from the Sauder School of Business at the University of ... Called Chemo SmartBook, the innovative new scheduling system ... from the Health Employers Association of British Columbia in the ...
... , TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- ,A new study ... risk of death from heart disease than whites: Blacks appear to ... up in arteries and is not detected in standard screening. ... accumulate deep in the walls of arteries -- can rupture and ...
... many years against allergic rhinitis. Still, there has been ... seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), particularly in children. Now, ... of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of ... of seasonal allergic rhinitis in children, without any adverse ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study 2Health News:International team explores the stigma surrounding abortion 2Health News:Low-Income Families Often Miss Out on Proper Nutrition 2Health News:Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients 2Health News:Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients 3Health News:Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks 2Health News:Children's hay fever relieved by cellulose power without adverse effects 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... drug market has been expanding rapidly owing to the ... During 2005-2013, sales of recombinant protein drugs available in ... and it is projected that China ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR ... appointed Juliet Cunningham as Vice President, Investor ... responsible for driving communications with the investment community. ... of changes to increase shareholder value, it is critical ... Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted that ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... and VIENNA, Va. , Nov. ... care provider that operates in Southern California ... provider of remote caregiving technology. Alta will be providing ... client receiving homecare services. Logo - ... is the key to providing the kind of affordable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 2China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 3Alere Appoints Juliet Cunningham to Lead Investor Relations 2Alta Home Care, Inc. and BeClose Partner to Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Homes Safely and Securely 2
... Two Large Phase III Trials Confirm Robust Efficacy ... announced today the results of new,Phase III data ... at the American,College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting ... only PEGylated Fc-free,anti-TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor), given with ...
... imatinib,mesylate, more commonly known as Gleevec(R), proves safe and ... form of chronic myeloid leukemia,(CML), according to a study ... Society of Hematology., A team of researchers from ... MD, followed 454 patients with chronic-phase CML,taking imatinib for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 2CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 3CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 4CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 5CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 6CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 7CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol), Significantly Reduces Structural Damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms for Up to One Year 8Leukemia Drug Proves Safe and Effective Over the Long Term 2
... a unique wrap around design which fits ... for optimum coverage. The ratchet style ... up and down for a comfortable fit. ... to the Model #67, however, the ultra-lite ...
A soft vinyl goggle with limited splash protection due to its contoured facial fit. With leaded side shields added for increased scatter radiation protection. The mask easily fits over existing glass...
... wrap frame is constructed of extremely durable ... potential breakage. The molded wrap around ... saddle bridge to distribute weight evenly over ... with leaded glass side shields. Also ...
All New Ultra Pb Series Glasses...
Medicine Products: