The Bill “PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018” Has Been Passed

Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R)

Bill Passed: To extend certain authorities relating to United Sates efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally, and for other purposes.

This bill passed the Senate Nov 28, 2018 the House on Nov 13, 2018. It was originally sponsored by (R) Representative Christopher H. Smith from NJ.

Summary: PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018 This bill amends the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 to extend certain provisions related to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a U.S. governmental initiative addressing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, the bill extends through FY2023 provisions that: require the Inspectors General of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for Global Media, jointly with the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to coordinate and conduct oversight of PEPFAR programs; limit U.S. contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to 33% of funds contributed from all sources; require that certain fund contributions be withheld under specified circumstances; and require that at least half of the PEPFAR budget be allocated for specified HIV/AIDS treatment and care. The bill also extends through FY2024 annual reporting requirements relating to HIV/AIDS treatment providers and costs.
The bill is mainly related to these subjects; Child health, Appropriations, Africa, World health, Drug therapy, Foreign aid and international relief, Health promotion and preventive care, Health programs administration and funding, International organizations and cooperation, Infectious and parasitic diseases, Cardiovascular and respiratory health, HIV/AIDS, Government studies and investigations, International Affairs and Armed Forces and National Security.

Cosponsored by

  • (D) Rep. Barbara Lee from CA
  • (R) Rep. Edward Royce from CA
  • (D) Rep. Eliot L. Engel from NY
  • (R) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from FL
  • (D) Rep. Karen Bass from CA
  • (R) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick from PA
  • (D) Rep. Gerald E. Connolly from VA
  • (D) Rep. Brad Sherman from CA
  • (R) Rep. Dave Reichert from WA
  • (D) Rep. David Cicilline from RI
  • (R) Rep. Michael McCaul from TX
  • (R) Rep. Thomas Garrett from VA
  • (D) Rep. Alcee L. Hastings from FL


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