By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 4:08 pm in Congress.
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, is the only member of Congress attending the 17th Annual International AIDS Conference, now in progress in Mexico City, according to my Oakland Tribune colleague Josh Richman at the Political Blotter.
Lee coauthored the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)the recent reauthorization which puts $48 billion toward helping millions of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. She told me this afternoon she wishes progress in fighting the disease here in the United States would be so successful.