Members of the House of Representatives launched a bipartisan HIV/AIDS caucus this week to protect HIV/AIDS services here and elsewhere.
The group is being led by both Democratic and Republican leaders and will work to protect funding for HIV/AIDS programs both in the United States and abroad, with goals of helping to provide medical services to anyone who needs them and making sure no child is born HIV-positive after 2015.
“American leadership in the global fight against HIV/AIDS began a decade ago when Republican and Democratic leaders stood together and refused to allow a deadly disease to claim a generation of African teachers, nurses, doctors, parents and children,” Michael Gerson, one of the architects of the PEPFAR program, told reporters. The caucus, he said, would serve to remind Congress of its “continuing responsibility to save lives.”
This is quite impressive and I’m looking forward to this effort taking off. Now, can we see the same kind of bipartisanship when it comes to other issues?