U.S. Representatives Jim Himes (D–Conn.) and Barbara Lee (D–Calif.) have introduced the Cure for AIDS Act (H.R. 6187), a bill to fund research and development for an HIV cure, according to a Himes statement. The legislation establishes a $100 million research program within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program managed by the Department of Defense (DOD). A consortium of scientists, academic researchers, advocates and nonprofit organizations would work closely with the DOD to review cure proposals.