Issue Brief 9-45
November 19, 2009

As part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-415), Congress included a sunset provision to repeal the program if no legislative action was taken by September 30, 2009. Since Congress was unable to act on reauthorization by that date, it included a one-month extension of the program in a continuing resolution (P.L. 111-68). In the meantime, Congress passed a bill that makes minor changes to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and reauthorizes it through fiscal year (FY) 2013. The president signed the bill (P.L. 111-87) on October 30, 2009.