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House Of Representatives Passes AIDS Orphans Bill - 2004-06-16

On Monday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to help AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children. It would create a special office in the US Agency for International Development, USAID, to better coordinate assistance.

The bill, which would cost several billion dollars, now goes to the Senate, where it?s been introduced by Republican Richard Lugar. The measure is sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Democrat from the western state of California.

She spoke to English to Africa reporter Joe De Capua about the effort to get the bill approved.

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