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H.R. 6651 (115th): PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

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

Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Aug 3, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 11, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 11, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-305

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Smith HIV/AIDS Bill Goes to White House
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 29, 2018

Bipartisan Congressional Leaders Introduce Legislation Extending Life-Saving PEPFAR Program
    — Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 3, 2018

McCollum Introduces House Reauthorization of PEPFAR that Maintains Dedicated Funding for Millions of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
    — Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] on Sep 21, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 6651 will add $15 million in new spending through 2023.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6856: PEPFAR and Protections for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Act of 2018

Introduced on Sep 20, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3476: PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Sep 26, 2018. 89% incorporated. (compare text)


Aug 3, 2018

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Sep 27, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Nov 9, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Nov 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 28, 2018
Passed Senate

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Dec 11, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6651 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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