Sign-on Letter in Response to FY2017 Labor HHS Appropriation Bills (S.3040 and H.R.5926)

The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition (ABAC) has drafted an organizational sign-on letter for your consideration. While Congress has proposed to maintain funding for most domestic HIV/AIDS programs in their FY2017 Labor-HHS appropriations bills, they have also proposed serious cuts that, if enacted, will severally impact HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in the U.S. Cuts, including total program eliminations, have been proposed by either the House or Senate to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part C and SPNS programs, the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, STD and TB prevention programs at CDC, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, Title X Family Planning, and most of the Affordable Care Act.

In the letter, we urge the House and Senate to restore all these cuts. To review the letter, please see the attached PDF below.


If you are on the ABAC auto-sign-on list your organization’s name is included on the draft letter and you do not have to respond. If you would like to be removed from this letter, please click here.

To see the updated ABAC chart with all the funding levels proposed by the House and Senate, please click here.

* If you need assistance signing the letter, please contact Nick Taylor at Please note that this letter is for organizational sign-on only. 

The sign-on deadline is COB, Friday, September 9, 2016.