Thirty-three U.S. Senators call for robust Global Fund and PEPFAR funding in FY 2019

On April 27, U.S. Senators sent a letter to Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS). The letter calls for sustained FY 2019 funding levels for two extraordinarily 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 increase the number of Senators’ signatures on the letter from the previous year. This year’s letter included 33 Senators’ signatures, representing a 13 percent increase over the 29 signatures last year, and including five Republican signatures.

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