This is an average of the three domain scores below.
Congress received a 78.4 C+ because, in spite of no passage of new legislation, Congress appropriated funds across the three domains (family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV and AIDS) at slightly lower levels than in previous years.
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Congress received an 88.6 B+ for HIV and AIDS because although no significant new legislation on HIV and AIDS was passed or amended, Congress appropriated high levels of funding for the HIV and AIDS response and has relatively high transparency in these funding data.
Congress received a 77.3 C+ in Maternal and Child Health because although no significant new legislation was passed on maternal and child health, Congress does not have full transparency in its maternal and child health policy and funding information.
Congress received a 69.4 (D+) for Family Planning because harmful legislation (like the Helms Amendment) remains in place, and Congress appropriated less money to UNFPA than it has in other years. There was no significant legislative action on family planning in 2017. Congress also does not have full transparency in its family planning policy and funding information.