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Barbara Lee Releases Statement on Obama Selection of Crowley as Head Office of National AIDS Policy

For Immediate Release

February 26, 2009

Contact: Nicole Y. Williams

(202) 225-2661

Barbara Lee Releases Statement on Obama Selection of Crowley as Head Office of National AIDS Policy


Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement following President Barack Obama’s appointment of Jeffrey S. Crowley as the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

"I welcome the President's appointment of Jeffrey Crowley to head the Office of National AIDS Policy, and his continued commitment to developing and implementing a National AIDS Strategy.

“With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that annual cases of HIV/AIDS in the United States are 40 percent higher than previous estimates, we need a National AIDS Strategy to better coordinate and guide our response to this devastating disease. Any such strategy must include clear and ambitious targets to reduce HIV infection rates, increased access to testing, care, and treatment, and it most focus on the communities who have been most impacted by this disease - especially African Americans and young gay men.

“I look forward to working with Mr. Crowley to develop this National AIDS Strategy and to ensure that our commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS at home matches our global leadership to eradicate HIV/AIDS abroad.”





Nicole Y. Williams

Communications Director

The Honorable Barbara Lee (CA-9)

2444 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 226-0323 (Direct)

(202) 579-1925 (Cell)

(202) 225-9817 (Fax)



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