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FASA Sec. 1555 repeal exemption for AIDS drugs under consideration; additional ADAP funding sought.

Executive Summary

FASA SEC. 1555 REPEAL CONTESTED BY REP. WAXMAN (D-CALIF.) in May 16 letters to Reps. Obey (D-Wisc.) and Hoyer (D-Md.), the ranking Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee and the Appropriations/Treasury Subcommittee, respectively. Language included in the Senate version of the emergency supplemental appropriations bill (S 637) would repeal the federal cooperative purchasing program established by Sec. 1555 of the Federal Acquisitions Streamlining Act. The House version of the appropriations bill (HR 1469) passed May 15 does not include language addressing the FASA measure; legislators plan to resolve the issue in conference during the week of May 19.

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