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Senate Proceeding on Jul 16th, 2008 :: 8:39:06 to 8:44:48
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Maria Cantwell

8:37:29 to 8:39:06( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Maria Cantwell

Maria Cantwell

8:38:54 to 8:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: clerk: h.r. 5501, an act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat hiv-aids, tuberculosis, and malaria and for other purposes.

Sherrod Brown

8:39:06 to 8:39:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the presiding officer: there are now 40 minutes equally divided for debate. who yields time? mr. biden: i yield myself one minute. madam president, for the benefit of our colleagues, there's 40 minutes

Sherrod Brown

8:39:06 to 8:44:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

8:39:21 to 8:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: of debate -- a senator: can we have order. the presidin g officer: the senate will be in order. mr. biden: -- equally divided but it is not the intention of the majority to use that 40 minutes. for

Sherrod Brown

8:39:40 to 8:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: those planning purposes, i don't think we'll use more than eight minutes. and i yield five minutes to my my -- my friend from ohio, senator brown. mr. brown: i thank the senator from delaware. madam

Sherrod Brown

8:39:49 to 8:39:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: president? the presiding officer: the r:senator from ohio. mr. brown: h.i.v. -- i rise in support of this legislation, very important legislation that the senate i hope passes this evening. h.i.v.,

Sherrod Brown

8:39:58 to 8:40:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: as we know, debilitates d and kills and orphans children, it fractures communities, it drains resources from fragile economies. the presiding officer: the senato r will success spend. the senate will be inna

Sherrod Brown

8:40:21 to 8:40:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: order 6789 6789 -- the senator will suspend. the senate will be in order. the senate will be in order. the senator from ohio. mr. brown: thank you,ha madam president. and in addition to what it

Sherrod Brown

8:40:32 to 8:40:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: does to human beings, it destabilizes fragile governments and in the poorest countries in the world. it's a human tragedy the dimensions of which have humbled the world community. i thank the senator from

Sherrod Brown

8:40:43 to 8:40:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: delaware for his terrific work and leadership on this legislation and the senator from indiana, the senior senator from that state, senator lugar, who's been a leader in -- in combating global poverty

Sherrod Brown

8:40:57 to 8:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: and especially fighting for public health with malaria, fighting -- combating malaria, aids and tuberculosis. i met a young man recently who now lives in my hometown of mansfield, ohio. he grew up in the

Sherrod Brown

8:41:08 to 8:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: lake victoria region of kenya. he is now neared a mansfielder after he came to this country. himself had malaria which caused his weight to drop to 110 pounds at one point. now that he's healthy again,

Sherrod Brown

8:41:20 to 8:41:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: he's finishing his degree at observer land college not far from where i live. his life's goal is to train more health workers to work in africa to combat t.b., h.i.v., and malaria. i was earlier

Sherrod Brown

8:41:34 to 8:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: this evening talking with senator mccaskill about what -- how we can with relatively small amounts of money cure tuberculosis with literally $20, $30, $40 a patient over a period of six months, give

Sherrod Brown

8:41:46 to 8:41:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: them smoadz that they -- they, in fact, can be -- them medicine so that they, in fact, can be made whole. it's really the combination of t.b. and h.i.v. together, people get t.b., their resistance is

Sherrod Brown

8:41:59 to 8:42:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: down. that's what kills the most people with h.i.v. in africafr increasingly in india and other places around the world. the combination of t.b. and h.i.v. are ravaging africa. in 2006, 65% of new h.i.v.

Sherrod Brown

8:42:14 to 8:42:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: cases cases, 72% of all h.i.v.-related deaths occurred there. t t.b. killed halfle a million africans last year. and, madam president, even more -- as important, not more important, as important is --

Sherrod Brown

8:42:27 to 8:42:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: is what's happened -- what happens with t.b. does not stay necessarily in africa. we saw what happened just a year or so ago when a young man from atlanta, a professional, flew, had t.b., wasn't probably

Sherrod Brown

8:42:39 to 8:42:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: sure he had t.b., flew around the world and could have very likely infected people on an airplane, people that are immigrants that come here with -- with t.b., people who are traveling abroad and

Sherrod Brown

8:42:50 to 8:43:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: come to this -- from other countries and come here, americans traveling eraround the world -- all that can happen with the infection of t.b. with pepfar, we are making a huge investment in services,

Sherrod Brown

8:43:02 to 8:43:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: in prevention of these diseases and now our investment wilnvl grow. we obviously need to do more. what we're doing with pepfar, with a scaled-up investment, will mean significant numbers of childr

Sherrod Brown

8:43:15 to 8:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: en won't be getting -- n't be dying from h.i.v., won't be dying from t.b. investing more in family planning is one of the best ways in preventing mother-to-child transmis sion of h.i.v. and to address

Sherrod Brown

8:43:29 to 8:43:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: this whole issue, i this week i'm introducing the senate companion to reesentative mccullum's bill, a congressman from st. paul, minnesota, legislation focused oc on health families worldwide act, which will

Sherrod Brown

8:43:42 to 8:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: significantly scale up the u.s.'s involvement in global family planning. madam president, when i think of pepfar, i'm reminded how we constantly need to think about how our actions affect the lives of people directly

Sherrod Brown

8:43:51 to 8:44:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: in ways we may never fully understand and in terms of our lives of plenty, we need to be committed to help. this is -- is major, landmark legislation. what senator biden and senator lugar are doing

Sherrod Brown

8:44:04 to 8:44:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: is so very, very important to our place in the world, to a more peaceful world, to a more healthy developing world but also to a more healthy united states. because it really will matter in this

Sherrod Brown

8:44:16 to 8:44:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: country. it will help to preserve our public health infrastructure i in a deep -- and it deeply neerts people all over the world, especially in --es deeply matters to people all over the world and especially

Sherrod Brown

8:44:22 to 8:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to people in our country. madam president, i yiem ld back my time. mr. lugar: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from indianament mr. lugar: on the minority side, i want to recognize

Sherrod Brown

8:44:32 to 8:44:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the senator from oklahoma, senator coburn. i thank the distinguished senator from ohio for his very generous comments. and i yield ten minutes to the distinguished senator from oklahoma. mr. coburn:

Tom Coburn

8:44:48 to 8:44:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Coburn: thank you. y madam president?| first of all let me thank senator biden and senator lugar and their staffs for their hard work, in working with us to accomplish what i hot and i think others think

Tom Coburn

8:44:48 to 8:50:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Coburn

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