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H.R. 2055, Title III: Bilateral Economic Assistance – Global Health Programs

FY 2012: Appropriates $2.625 billion (to remain available until September 30, 2013) for direct allocation to USAID for global health activities in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes. Priorities include (1) child survival and maternal health programs; (2) immunization and oral rehydration programs; (3) other health, nutrition, water and sanitation programs; (4) assistance for displaced and orphaned children (5) programs for preventing, treating, controlling, and researching HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, polio, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases; and (6) family planning and reproductive health.

Appropriates a further $5.54 billion (to remain available until September 30, 2016) for direct allocation to the U.S. State Department for the prevention, treatment, and control of HIV/AIDS.

President Obama signed H.R. 2055 into law on December 23, 2011

FY 2013: The Obama Administration is requesting a 5% cut (to $2.504 billion) in USAID global health programs’ funding for FY 2013, while the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Relations approved a 6% cut (to $2.474 billion) on May 8, 2012.

The Obama Administration is requesting a 3.5% cut (to $5.530 billion) in funding for the State Department’s global health programs for FY 2013, while the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Relations approved an appropriation of $5.543 billion (exactly the same as FY 2012’s) on May 8, 2012.

USAIDFY 2011:  $2.498 billion  |  FY 2012: $2.625 billion  |  FY 2013 (request): $2.504 billion [substantial cut of $121 million]  |  FY 2013 (House subcommittee): $2.474 billion [a 6% cut from FY 2012 levels]

STATEFY 2011:  $5.334 billion  |  FY 2012: $5.543 billion  |  FY 2013 (request): $5.350 billion [substantial cut of $192.9 million]  |  FY 2013 (House subcommittee): $5.543 billion [exactly the same as FY 2012]