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House declines new money for Trump’s HIV plan — but it’s complicated

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The U.S. House has put its imprimatur on $1.3 trillion in funding to keep the U.S. government running in the next fiscal year, but among the programs that didn’t receive full funding was the Trump administration’s request for increased money to beat HIV/AIDS by 2030.

Although the Trump administration requested $450 million in new funds to ramp up the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative, the Democratic-controlled House — faced with budget caps limiting its appropriations for discretionary programs — approved on Friday a total of $65 million in new money for the plan as part of FY-21 minibus legislation.

The Trump administration, as part of its FY-21 budget request in February, had sought $716 million for the HIV initiative, a PrEP-centric

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