Funding the Fight Against Global Poverty (Updated 4-27-18)

Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor for Global Policy and Government Affairs
February 25, 2018

Again this year, the White House moved to drastically cut funding for global anti-poverty programs. These programs impact real people around the world; they ensure more girls have access to school, that more kids survive to the age of five, and that those struck by diseases such as tuberculosis or malaria receive lifesaving treatment.

While those proposed cuts failed last year (thanks in large part to push back from constituents like you), Congress is deciding right now what will happen in the year ahead and how these programs will be funded through the annual appropriations process. Now’s the time we make sure they know that we need leadership, not retreat, in the fight against global poverty.

New to Appropriations? RESULTS’ staff, regional coordinators, and group leaders can help you be targeted and are happy to answer any questions to de-mystify the process. Any questions? Email me or Susan Fleurant on RESULTS staff. Also - check out this page for additional resources.

How RESULTS weighs in

Since January, RESULTS’ global action sheet and our new #LettersGetLOUD campaign have focused on funding the fight against global poverty. Key requests have been to ask your members of Congress to protect poverty-focused programs in the International Affairs account and to make specific appropriations requests for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) in their personal requests. Asking your Representative and Senators to support funding for poverty-focused global development is one of the most powerful requests you can make on the issues of global health and basic education this year. The annual appropriations process is a time to influence how we prioritize our funding for issues that provide care and access to services to the most vulnerable, and it is also an opportunity to get your members of Congress to raise their voices on this issue with their peers through congressional “sign-on” letters.

What’s a sign-on letter?

A “sign-on” letter (also called a “Dear Colleague” letter) is like a petition in Congress. Sign-on letters are circulated by champions in Congress to ask other members to join them in showing their support for an issue. Sign on letters on funding levels are sent to the leaders of the appropriations committee that writes the foreign aid spending bill. The number of signers on these letters set a marker for just how much support an issue area has. As leaders of the committee start writing their annual spending bill, having clear support from their colleagues is important when they are deciding how to divide up their budget for the year. These letters can have a lot of sway with leadership when a strong number of their colleagues are asking them to support a cause – especially if it shows bipartisan support!

Which letter?

Annually RESULTS supports four different appropriations sign-on letters on both the House and Senate side (so eight letters in total)! These four letters ask that appropriators support: 1). robust funding for International Basic Education and the Global Partnership for Education.(House letter out) 2)robust funding for PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (House letter out), 3) robust funding for Maternal and Child Health, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Nutrition in Global Health (not out yet), and 4) funding for bilateral Tuberculosis treatment and control, and (not out yet). On the bilateral TB letter – the House version asks for a specific funding level of $400 million, the Senate version asks for robust funding.

When are the deadlines? How do you choose?

Our window of opportunity to get Congressional support for each letter is different. Check below and continue to check this blog as it will be updated to let you know who has signed on to the many letters circulating and what their deadlines are. Remember! You don’t have to ask for everything. Pick and choose the letters that you think your member of Congress will be most interested in. To help you decide, you can also find a longer term Congressional Scorecard of actions your representatives and senators have taken over the past 6-7 years through 2017 on this page. You can also check out last year’s appropriations blog to see who signed previous letters.

Important Dates:

  • Senate deadline for signing onto MCH, Gavi, and Nutrition letter is NOON on April 24
  • Senate deadline for signing onto bilateral TB letter is NOON on April 26
  • Senate deadline for signing onto Global Fund and PEPFAR letter is EXTENDED to COB on April 25
  • Senate deadline for signing onto Basic Education and GPE letter is 10am on April 26

  • Senate deadline for member requests to SFOPS committee is April 26
  • House deadline for signing onto Basic Education and Global Partnership for Education letter is EXTENDED to March 13
  • House deadline for signing onto Global Fund and PEPFAR letter is EXTENDED to March 13
  • House deadline for signing onto MCH, Gavi, and Nutrition letter is EXTENDED to March 13
  • House deadline for signing onto bilateral TB letter is March 12

  • House deadline for member requests to SFOPS committee is March 16

Senate Letters

FY19 Senate Basic Education and Global Partnership for Education Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Letter led by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Asks for robust funding for the Global Partnership for Education and Basic Education
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final signers for SENATE Basic Education and GPE letter - 21 signers: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Gary Peters (D-MI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ron Wyden (D-OR)

FY19 Senate Global Fund and PEPFAR Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Sen. Isakson (R-GA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  • Asks for robust funding for the Global Fund and PEPFAR
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final signers for SENATE Global Fund and PEPFAR letter - 33 signers: Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Burr (R-NC), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), James Inhofe (R-OK), Angus King (I-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Gary Peters (D-MI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tina Smith (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Todd Young (R-IN)

FY19 Senate Maternal and Child Health, Gavi, and Nutrition Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Sen. Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Coons (D-DE)
  • Asks appropriators for robust funding for Maternal and Child Health Account, including Gavi, and robust funding for the Nutrition Account in Global Health at USAID
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final Signers for SENATE Maternal and Child Health, Gavi, and Nutrition letter - 37 signers: Susan Collins (R-ME), Christopher Coons (D-DE), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), John Hoeven (R-ND), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Gary Peters (D-MI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR)

FY19 Senate Global TB Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Sen. Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Young (R-IN)
  • Asks appropriators for robust funding for the bilateral tuberculosis program at USAID
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final Signers for SENATE Bilateral Tuberculosis letter - 26 signers: Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Todd Young (R-IN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Gary Peters (D-MI), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ron Wyden (D-OR)

House Letters

FY19 House Basic Education and Global Partnership for Education Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Reps. Reichert (R-WA) and Quigley (D-IL)
  • Asks appropriators for robust funding for Basic Education and the Global Partnership for Education
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final Signers for HOUSE Basic Education and Global Partnership for Education Letter - 121 signers: Dave Reichert (R-WA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Alma Adams (D-NC), Karen Bass (D-CA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Julia Brownley (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Michael Capuano (D-MA), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Judy Chu (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Danny Davis (D-IL), Susan Davis (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Diana DeGette (D-CO), John Delaney (D-MD), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Dwight Evans (D-PA), John Faso (R-NY)Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Bill Foster (D-IL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Tom Garrett (R-VA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Al Green (D-TX), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Jim Himes (D-CT), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Bill Keating (D-MA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Ron Kind (D-WI), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), James Langevin (D-RI), Rick Larsen (D-WA), John Larson (D-CT), Barbara Lee (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ)Michael McCaul (R-TX), Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), David McKinley (R-WV), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Price (D-NC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Gregorio Sablan (I-MPO), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Adam Smith (D-WA), Darren Soto (D-FL), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Tim Walz (D-MN), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Peter Welch (D-VT), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Young (R-AK)

FY19 House Global Fund and PEPFAR Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
  • Asks for robust funding for the Global Fund and PEPFAR
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final Signers for HOUSE Global Fund and PEPFAR Letter - 162 signersBarbara Lee (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Ami Bera (D-CA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Mike Bost (R-IL), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Bob Brady (D-PA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Julia Brownley (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Michael Capuano (D-MA), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Judy Chu (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Lacy Clay (D-MO), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Danny Davis (D-IL), Susan Davis (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Diana DeGette (D-CO), John Delaney (D-MD), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Dwight Evans (D-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Bill Foster (D-IL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), John Garamendi (D-CA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Al Green (D-TX), Collen Hanabusa (D-HI), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Jim Himes (D-CT), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Bill Keating (D-MA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Leonard Lance (R-NJ),  Rick Larsen (D-WA), John Larson (D-CT), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Al Lawson (D-FL), Sander Levin (D-MI), John Lewis (D-GA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), David McKinley (R-WV), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), William Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), Scott Peters (D-CA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Price (D-NC), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Gregorio Sablan (I-MPO), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Bobby Scott (D-VA), David Scott (D-GA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Adam Smith (D-WA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Darren Soto (D-FL), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Mark Takano (D-CA), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Norma Torres (D-CA), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Rob Woodall (R-GA), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Young (R-AK)

FY19 House Maternal and Child Health, Gavi, and Nutrition Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Reps. Reichert (R-WA), McCollum (D-MN), Lee (D-CA), McCaul (R-TX), Ross (R-FL), Donovan (R-NY), and Bera (D-CA).
  • Asks appropriators for robust funding for Maternal and Child Health Account, including Gavi, and robust funding for the Nutrition Account in Global Health at USAID
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final Signers for HOUSE Maternal and Child Health, Gavi, and Nutrition Letter - 153 signers: Dave Reichert (R-WA), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Ami Bera (D-CA), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Alma Adams (D-NC), Karen Bass (D-CA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Don Beyer (D-VA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Bob Brady (D-PA), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Julia Brownley (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Michael Capuano (D-MA), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Judy Chu (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Lacy Clay (D-MO), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ryan Costello (R-PA), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Danny Davis (D-IL), Susan Davis (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Diana DeGette (D-CO), John Delaney (D-MD), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Dwight Evans (D-PA), John Faso (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), John Garamendi (D-CA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Al Green (D-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Collen Hanabusa (D-HI), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Jim Himes (D-CT), Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Bill Keating (D-MA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Ron Kind (D-WI), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), James Langevin (D-RI), Rick Larsen (D-WA), John Larson (D-CT), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Sander Levin (D-MI), John Lewis (D-GA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Tom MacArthur (R-PA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), Steve Pearce (R-NM), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Price (D-NC), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Bobby Scott (D-VA), David Scott (D-GA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Adam Smith (D-WA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Darren Soto (D-FL), Jackie Speier (D-CA)Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Norma Torres (D-CA), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Tim Walz (D-MN), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Peter Welch (D-VT), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Young (R-AK)

FY19 House Global TB Dear Colleague Letter:

  • Bipartisan letter led by Reps. Engel (D-NY), Don Young (R-AK), Gene Green (D-TX)
  • Asks appropriators for $400 million for the bilateral tuberculosis program at USAID
  • Final letter with signers

CLOSED - Final Signers for HOUSE Bilateral Tuberculosis Letter - 71 signers: Eliot Engel (D-NY), Don Young (R-AK), Gene Green (D-TX), Ami Bera (D-CA),  Karen Bass (D-CA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Andre Carson (D-IN), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), David Cicilline (D-RI), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Danny Davis (D-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Bill Foster (D-IL), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Al Green (D-TX), Collen Hanabusa (D-HI), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Bill Keating (D-MA), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), John Larson (D-CT), Sander Levin (D-MI), John Lewis (D-GA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), David Scott (D-GA), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Adam Smith (D-WA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Norma Torres (D-CA), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)