Federal - HR 4481

A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish the goal of all children in school and learning as an objective of the United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes.

Introduced

February 4, 2016

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A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish the goal of all children in school and learning as an objective of the United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes.

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Co-Sponsors 42

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  • Dec. 7, 2016 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and without a written report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. Congressional Record p. S6839

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    Dec. 6, 2016 — Committee Vote: International Education Promotion — Substitute Amendment
    Corker, R-Tenn. —

    Substitute amendment that would:

    • Strike the "Sense of Congress" section from the measure.
    • Clarify the definition of basic education to be used by the programs established under the measure.
    • Require the president to submit the comprehensive strategy required by the measure by October 2017.
    • Limit the scope of educational activities that can be supported under the measure.

    Substitute amendment that would:

    • Strike the "Sense of Congress" section from the measure.
    • Clarify the definition of basic education to be used by the programs established under the measure.
    • Require the president to submit the comprehensive strategy required by the measure by October 2017.
    • Limit the scope of educational activities that can be supported under the measure.
    • Adopted by voice vote.

      Dec. 6, 2016 — Committee Vote: International Education Promotion — Vote to Report

      Set that it is U.S. policy to work with foreign counties and international and civil society organizations to achieved sustainable basic education through assisting countries and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and promoting education in communities.

      It also would direct the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop a comprehensive strategy to promote quality universal basic education. As amended, it would require the president to submit this report to Congress by October 2017, and begin implementation of the strategy before 2022.

      It would direct the federal government to prioritize assistance to foreign countries in which there is the greatest need to expand access to education and improve learning outcomes and in which assistance can produce the most measurable impact.

      It also would direct the USAID to designate a senior coordinator to have primary reasonability for the oversight and coordination for all U.S. government resources and activities to promote quality universal basic education.

      Set that it is U.S. policy to work with foreign counties and international and civil society organizations to achieved sustainable basic education through assisting countries and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and promoting education in communities.

      It also would direct the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop a comprehensive strategy to promote quality universal basic education. As amended, it would require the president to submit this report to Congress by October 2017, and begin implementation of the strategy before 2022.

      It would direct the federal government to prioritize assistance to foreign countries in which there is the greatest need to expand access to education and improve learning outcomes and in which assistance can produce the most measurable impact.

      It also would direct the USAID to designate a senior coordinator to have primary reasonability for the oversight and coordination for all U.S. government resources and activities to promote quality universal basic education.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (as amended) by voice vote.

  • Sept. 8, 2016 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Congressional Record p. S5464

  • Sept. 7, 2016 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H5146

  • Sept. 7, 2016 — Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules, and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H5142-H5146

  • Sept. 7, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Honda, (D-Calif.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)
  • Sept. 6, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Israel, (D-N.Y.)Price, D. (D-N.C.)
    Granger, (R-Texas)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)Rooney, (R-Fla.)
  • July 21, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Pascrell (D-N.J.)
  • July 14, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

    July 14, 2016 — Committee Vote: En Bloc Measures — Vote to Report
      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (en bloc) by voice vote.

  • July 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Bass, K. (D-Calif.)Sherman, (D-Calif.)
    O'Rourke, (D-Texas)Sires, (D-N.J.)
  • July 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Crowley, (D-N.Y.)
  • July 7, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Castor, (D-Fla.)Jolly, (R-Fla.)
  • July 5, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Ashford, (D-Neb.)DelBene, (D-Wash.)Keating, (D-Mass.)
    Brown, C. (D-Fla.)Grayson, (D-Fla.)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)
  • June 15, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)
  • June 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Donovan, (R-N.Y.)
  • June 8, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)
  • May 16, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)
  • April 19, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Dent, (R-Pa.)
  • April 18, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Crenshaw, (R-Fla.)
  • April 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Lieu, (D-Calif.)Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.)
  • March 23, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Engel, (D-N.Y.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Royce, (R-Calif.)
  • March 15, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    McCaul, (R-Texas)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Ross, D. (R-Fla.)
  • Feb. 25, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hanna, (R-N.Y.)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
  • Feb. 11, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hastings, (D-Fla.)Moore, (D-Wis.)
  • Feb. 4, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Reichert, (R-Wash.)
  • Feb. 4, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Foreign Affairs.Congressional Record p. H590

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