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Text of To authorize additional funding for the National Security Education Program, to establish the National Flagship Language Initiative under such Program, ...

...under such Program, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2002 (Introduced).

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HR 5209 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5209

To authorize additional funding for the National Security Education Program, to establish the National Flagship Language Initiative under such Program, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JULY 24, 2002

Mr. ROEMER (for himself, Mr. GIBBONS, Mr. CASTLE, and Mr. REYES) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To authorize additional funding for the National Security Education Program, to establish the National Flagship Language Initiative under such Program, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. INCREASE IN AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS 2003 THROUGH 2007.

    Section 810 of the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 (50 U.S.C. 1910) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(c) FISCAL YEARS 2003 THROUGH 2007- (1) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Fund--

      ‘(A) for fiscal year 2003, $10,000,000, and

      ‘(B) for each of fiscal years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, $15,000,000.

    ‘(2) Amounts made available for obligation from the Fund for fiscal years 2003 through 2007 shall remain available until expended.’.

SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL FLAGSHIP LANGUAGE INITIATIVE.

    (a) NATIONAL FLAGSHIP LANGUAGE INITIATIVE- Subsection (a)(1)(C) of section 802 of the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 (50 U.S.C. 1902) is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(i)’ before ‘foreign languages’; and

      (2) by inserting before the period the following: ‘, and (ii) training students in programs in a range of disciplines with advanced levels of proficiency in those foreign languages that the Secretary identifies as being the most critical in the interests of the national security of the United States, such programs to be known as the ‘National Flagship Language Initiative’ ’.

    (b) WAIVER OF FUNDING ALLOCATION RULES- Subsection (a)(2) of such section is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (C), by striking ‘(1)(C)’ and inserting ‘(1)(C)(i)’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following flush sentence:

      ‘The funding allocation under this paragraph shall not apply to the National Flagship Language Initiative under paragraph (1)(C)(ii). For authorization of appropriations for such initiative, see section 810(c)(2).’.

    (c) SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES- Subsection (d) of such section is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘An institution of higher education that receives a grant pursuant to the National Flagship Language Initiative under subsection (a)(1)(C)(ii) shall give special consideration to applicants to the grant program who are employees of the Federal Government.’.

    (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 804(d)(4)(C) of such Act (50 U.S.C. 1904(d)(4)(C)) is amended by inserting ‘clause (i) of’ before ‘section 802(a)(1)(C)’.

    (e) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to scholarships and fellowships awarded on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. AUTHORITY TO FULFILL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS IN ANY AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    (a) SCHOLARSHIPS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subsection (a)(1)(A)(ii) of section 802 of the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 (50 U.S.C. 1902) is amended by inserting ‘, work in a position in any other department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government,’ after ‘work in a national security position’.

      (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Subsection (b)(2)(A)(ii) of such section is amended by inserting ‘, work in a position in any other department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, or’ after ‘no national security position is available,’.

    (b) FELLOWSHIPS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subsection (a)(1)(B)(ii) of such section is amended by inserting ‘, work in a position in any other department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government,’ after ‘work in a national security position’.

      (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Subsection (b)(2)(B)(ii) of such section is amended by inserting ‘, work in a position in any other department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, or’ after ‘no national security position is available upon the completion of the degree,’.

    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to scholarships and fellowships awarded before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (2) In the case of scholarships and fellowships awarded before the date of the enactment of this Act, such amendments shall apply to individuals who have not completed, as of such date, the work component of the service agreement required under subsection (b) of such section 802.