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H.R. 601: Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 601 in the Senate.

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 Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a strategy to work with partner countries and organizations to promote basic education in developing countries, and designates a Senior Coordinator of U.S. International Basic Education Assistance (while simultaneously eliminating an existing, comparable position) within USAID.

The Senior Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the strategy across federal agencies, ensure coordination, and eliminate duplication and waste among ongoing efforts to promote basic education. The Senior Coordinator must report annually, on a country-by-country basis, and describe any progress made.

Totals

All Votes R D I
Yea 80%
 
 
 
80
33
 
45
 
2
 
Nay 17%
 
 
 
17
17
 
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
 
3
2
 
1
 
0
 

Date: Sep 7, 2017

Question: On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. with an Amdt. No. 808 to H.R. 601) in the Senate

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Motion Agreed to

Source: senate.gov

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