Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Garrett vs. Combating AIDS

As he said he would, Representative Scott Garrett voted against our efforts to combat AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. As I pointed out in the post above, Garrett's reasoning leaves a lot to be desired.

Even though Garrett was one of 116 to vote against the final bill, he was one of only ten to vote against the following amendment:
An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-562 to direct the Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to expand their plan for strengthening health systems of host countries by allowing for postsecondary educational institutions, particularly in Africa, to collaborate with United States postsecondary educational institutions and specifically historically black colleges and universities.

This is one of those issues where Garrett had to know the bill was going to pass with or without his vote, so why not vote to make the program better? If there is something Garrett said as to why allowing their universities to work with our universities to enhance the effectiveness of the program I'll post it here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whatever, Garrett is a total waste of precious air and other resources I'd rather allocate to some 3rd world counties.