06.26.08

Burr Statement On PEPFAR Tentative Agreement

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement today following the news of an agreement being reached on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR):

"I am pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement on PEPFAR that ensures that funds will actually go to treating people with HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR has been one of the most successful foreign-aid programs in our history, and I am glad we will be able to save lives by keeping our focus on providing much-needed medical treatment to those who are suffering in the poorest of countries. I hope the Senate will approve this important legislation as soon as possible."