Global Health

H.R. 1410/S. 1966 — Newborn, Child and Mother Survival Act of 2009 

Directs the President to develop a comprehensive U.S. government strategy to reduce mortality and improve the health of newborns, children, and mothers in developing countries and establishes the Interagency Task Force on Child Survival and Maternal Health in Developing Countries.  

Introduced in the House March 10, 2009 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Introduced in the Senate October 28, 2009 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

WA Cosponsors: Sen. Patty Murray
 

Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8) 

 Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9) 

Related: Overview of this bill from the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival, Blog post from Vitamin Angels
 

  

S. 624/ H.R. 2030 Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009 


Passed in the Senate September 20, 2010 by unanimous consent.
 

Introduced in the House April 22, 2009 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

WA Cosponsors: Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA) 

Sen. Patty Murray (WA) 

Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9) 

Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7)
 

Related: Blog post from Mouth to Source, Blog from the New Security Beat, Huffington Post article
 

  

S.RES. 81 A Resolution Supporting the Goals and Ideals of World Water Day 

Introduced March 23, 2009. Reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 28, 2009 and placed on the Calendar. 

  

H.R. 3560/S. 1591 — 21st Century Global Health Technology Act 

Introduced in the House September 14, 2009 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  

Introduced in the Senate August 6, 2009 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  

Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray (WA)  

WA Cosponsors: Rep. Brian Baird (WA-3) 

Rep. Norm Dicks (WA-6)
 

Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9) 

  

H.CON.RES. 103/ S. CON. RES. 18 Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Malaria Awareness Day 

Introduced in April 21, 2009 and passed in the House May 4, 2009 by voice vote.  

Introduced in April 22, 2009 and passed in the Senate April 22, 2009 by Unanimous Consent. 

WA Cosponsors: Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9) 

Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA) 


 

H.R. 4933 Global HEALTH Act of 2010 

To establish a strategy to coordinate all health-related United States foreign assistance, to assist developing countries in improving delivery of health services, and to establish an initiative to assist developing countries in strengthening their indigenous health workforces, and for other purposes. 

Introduced March 24, 2010 and referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Financial Services. 

H.R. 5121 Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2010 

A bill to support the achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health in the developing countries and to ensure that individuals and couples can freely and responsibly determine the number, timing, and spacing of the their children and have the means to do so. 

Introduced April 22 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

H.R. 5268 Improvements in Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Success Act 

To provide assistance to improve maternal and newborn health in developing countries, and for other purposes. 

Introduced May 11, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

H.R. 5783 Investing in Our Future Act of 2010 

A bill to impose an excise tax on currency transactions and invest the profits in three newly established funds in the Department of the Treasury: The Child Care Assistance Fund, The Multilateral Global Health Trust Fund, and the Global Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Trust Fund. 

Introduced July 20, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

S. 3627 HIV/AIDS Save Lives First Act of 2010 

A bill to ensure that United States global HIV/AIDS assistance prioritizes saving lives by focusing on access to treatment. 

Introduced July 21, 2010 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

H.R. 6148 Trafficking in Organs Victims Protection Act

A bill to seek to end the offensive practice of exploiting the poor and vulnerable for the purpose of harvesting and trafficking their organs, to combat criminal trade in human organs, and to promote the dignity and security of human life in accordance to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This bill will have amendments to a number of acts, including the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Introduced September 16, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

H.CON.RES. 333 Supporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day

A bill to support (1) the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day; (2) continued funding for prevention, care, treatment services, and research programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; (3) implementation of a national AIDS strategy; (4) the goals of providing universal access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support programs and protecting human rights for all people, including vulnerable and marginalized populations; and (5) efforts to address the factors that make populations vulnerable to HIV/AIDS by decreasing poverty and hunger, expanding educational opportunities for children, and empowering women.

Introduced December 1, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Related: H.CON.RES.216

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