Washington Post (10.28.03) - Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Among the issues in an $18 billion foreign operations spending
bill on track for Senate approval as early as today is a
proposal by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) to increase funding for
AIDS in Africa and Caribbean nations by $289 million. If
approved, the proposal would raise next year's funding to $2.4
billion. President Bush pledged to contribute $15 billion in
the next five years during his State of the Union address.
Bush sought $2 billion for fiscal 2004. The House has approved
about $2.1 billion, an Appropriations Committee aide said.