About the bill
This bill became the vehicle for passage of government funding through Dec. 8, 2017, disaster relief, temporary suspension of the debt limit through Dec. 8, 2017, and the bill's original provisions to create more oversight over foreign aid for education in developing countries.
The bill was originally introduced with only the foreign aid provisions. The Republican Policy Committee summary of the bill's original provisions follows:
H.R. 601 amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide additional congressional direction and scrutiny over U.S. assistance in developing countries for the promotion of quality basic education.
Specifically, the bill updates the legislative authority for U.S. international basic education efforts to ensure that existing resources are effectively prioritized and aligned with U.S. foreign policy and economic interests. The bill requires the United States …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 9, 2017
Length: 19 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 8, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 8, 2017.
9 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Lowey, Reichert, Rubio, Durbin International Education READ Act Enacted”
— Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Sep 12, 2017
“Reichert, Lowey, Rubio, Durbin International Education READ Act Enacted”
— Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 12, 2017
“Roe Statement on Supplemental Aid for Harvey Victims”
— Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1, 2009-2020] on Sep 8, 2017
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What stakeholders are saying
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 623: READ Act
Introduced on Mar 14, 2017. 99% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 3672: Making supplemental appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
Introduced on Sep 5, 2017. 95% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 601 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 601. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-56, H.R. 601, 115th Cong. (2017).
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