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H.R. 601 (115th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 1, 2017 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment).

Summary of this 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 ...


1st Session

H.R. 601

In the Senate of the United States,

August 1, 2017.


That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 601) entitled An Act to enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and improved learning outcomes, to eliminate duplication and waste, and for other purposes., do pass with the following


On page 8, line 20, strike ; and and insert ;


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promote United States values, especially respect for all persons and freedoms of religion, speech, and the press.


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On page 12, strike line 17 and insert educational systems; and.


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there is the greatest opportunity to reduce childhood and adolescence exposure to or engagement in violent extremism or extremist ideologies.



On page 12, line 20, strike everything after Not to line 25 and insert the following: later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a comprehensive United States strategy to be carried out during the following five fiscal years to promote quality basic education in partner countries by—


On page 18, line 11, strike everything after Not to line 14 and insert the following: later than 180 days after the end of each fiscal year during which the strategy developed pursuant to section 4(a) is carried out, the President shall—