162 Members of Congress call for robust Global Fund and PEPFAR funding in FY 2019

On March 16, U.S. House Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) sent a letter to Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) of the House Appropriations Subcommitee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS). The letter calls for continued, robust funding in FY 2019 for two incredibly successful humanitarian assistance programs – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Friends of the Global Fight worked with several other members of the Global AIDS Policy Partnership to successfully increase the number of Representatives’ signatures on the letter from the previous year. This year’s letter included 162 House Members, and more than doubled last year’s number of Republican signatures (from eight to 17).

Read the full letter and list of signers here, or click on the image below.