Appropriations

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition FY2017 Conference letter and funding chart

To view the HIV/AIDS community's letter to Congress urging that all cuts to HIV/AIDS domestic programs be restored in the final FY2017 appropriations measure, click here

Sign-on Letter in Response to FY2017 Labor HHS Appropriation Bills (S.3040 and H.R.5926)

The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition (ABAC) has drafted an organizational sign-on letter for your consideration. While Congress has proposed to maintain funding for most domestic HIV/AIDS programs in their FY2017 Labor-HHS appropriations bills, they have also proposed serious cuts that, if enacted, will severally impact HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in the U.S.

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition Funding Chart

Below is the updated ABAC funding chart for domestic HIV/AIDS programs 

House Maintains Funding Levels for HIV and Hepatitis Programs

The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill on July 7th that maintains funding for domestic HIV programs. However, the bill includes several extreme partisan cuts to critical programs that impact people with HIV and help reduce new infections, including the Affordable Care Act and sexual health programs. The bill also provides no increases for hepatitis prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Senate Maintains Funding Levels for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill that largely maintains funding for most domestic HIV programs.  However, the bill proposes to cut some critical programs, including $29 million from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and $6 million from the Minority AIDS Initiative, and provides no increases for hepatitis prevention programs at the CDC.

To read the full press release from The AIDS Institute on the subcommittee markup, click the PDF below

Senate Committee Acts to More Fairly Distribute AIDS Housing Funds

The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee has acted to more fairly distribute AIDS housing funds. “We applaud Sens.

FY17 Dear Colleague letters

Below are the Dear Colleague letters for domestic HIV/AIDS and hepatitis programs in the House and Senate 

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's FY2017 Letter to Congress

Below is the FY2017 AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's FY2017 Sign-on letter to members of Congress urging continued and adequate support for domestic HIV/AIDS programs. 

President Obama’s Budget Maintains Commitment to Domestic HIV and Hepatitis Programs

“The budget President Obama released today demonstrates his Administration’s continued commitment to preventing HIV and hepatitis in the United States and providing lifesaving health care and treatment for those who cannot afford it,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.  “While it contains very few program funding increases, there is a new proposed CDC initiative that allows health departments to spend a portion of their funding on pre-exposure prophylaxis (

Congressional Spending Bill Maintains Nation's Commitment to Combating HIV & Hepatitis

“The AIDS Institute praises the Congress for rejecting cuts to several domestic HIV and related programs that were proposed earlier this year and instead, is proposing to either maintain or increase funding to critical HIV and hepatitis programs,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.

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