H.R.4481 - Education for All Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 02/04/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||12/07/2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 712. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4481 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/04/2016)
Education for All Act of 2016
This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) it is in the U.S. national security interest to promote universal basic education in developing countries; and (2) an educated citizenry contributes to economic growth, strengthened democratic institutions, the empowerment of women and girls, and decreased extremism.
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended to state that it is U.S. policy to work with foreign countries and international and civil society organizations to achieve sustainable quality universal basic education by: (1) assisting developing countries and nongovernmental and multilateral organizations to provide all children with a quality basic education, and (2) promoting education as the foundation for community development.
The President, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), shall develop a comprehensive U.S. strategy to promote quality universal basic education.
The President shall give assistance priority to foreign countries in which there is the greatest need and opportunity to expand universal access and to improve learning outcomes, and in which the assistance can produce a substantial, measurable impact on children and educational systems. Priority should also be considered in countries where there are chronically underserved and marginalized populations, or populations affected by conflict or crisis.
USAID shall designate a Senior Coordinator of United States Government Actions to Provide Basic Education Assistance, who shall have primary responsibility for the oversight and coordination of all U.S. government resources and international activities to promote quality universal basic education.