Excerpt from Ryan White Care Act Reauthorization: Hearing of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources United States Senate One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on S. 641 to Reauthorize the Ryan White Care Act of 1990, and for Other Purposes, February 22, 1995 The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:30 a.m., in room SD-430, Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum (chairman of the committee) presiding. Present: Senators Kassebaum, Jeffords, DeWine, Ashcroft, Kennedy, Dodd, Simon, and Wellstone. The Chairman. The hearing will please come to order. It is a great pleasure to welcome our first panel. Before us are the distinguished former chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, the former ranking member of the Labor Committee, the former chairman of the Labor Committee, and the current ranking member of the Labor Committee - Senator Kennedy and Senator Hatch. But more importantly for today's hearing, they were, as many of you know, the original sponsors of the CARE legislation which became law 5 years ago. It was because of the efforts of Senator Hatch and Senator Kennedy that this vital support service for medical care and support services for individuals with AIDS has been realized. So I think it is very fitting to welcome both of our distinguished colleagues. I want to first wish Senator Kennedy a happy birthday today. [Applause] Senator Kennedy. Well, Madam Chairman, I cannot think of a nicer way to spend it than with my good friend Orrin Hatch and with our Republican chair and Senator Jeffords. Senator Hatch. My senior brother and I have spent a lot of time together on his birthday, I have to say. Senator Kennedy. Thank you very much. The Chairman. Senator Hatch, you are the one who is testifying, but I do not know, Senator Kennedy, if you had some remarks you wanted to make, too, following Senator Hatch. Senator Kennedy. I think under our tradition, Senator Hatch will go first, and then I would like to make a brief comment. The Chairman. Senator Hatch, welcome. State Of Hon. Orrin G. Hatch, A U.S. Senator From The State of Utah Senator Hatch. Thank you, Senator Kennedy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.