Summary: H.R.417 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.417. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/09/2009)

Next Steps for Haiti Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Director of Foreign Assistance, in consultation with the government of Haiti and Haitian civil society organizations, to establish the Haiti Professional Exchange Program whose purpose shall be to assign qualified Haitian Americans and others to provide technical assistance to help Haiti improve in areas vital to its growth and development, including education, energy, environment, health care, infrastructure, security, transportation, and disaster preparedness.

Requires that the Director establish an outreach program to encourage Exchange Program participation.

Sets forth Program provisions. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary of State to implement a student loan forgiveness program for Program participants.