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Short Titles as Introduced

Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act of 2019

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require annual reports on religious intolerance in Saudi Arabian educational materials, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/15/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
10/30/2019Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
10/30/2019Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/14/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
01/15/2019Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/15/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs01/15/2019 Referred to
10/30/2019 Markup by
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism03/14/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/15/2019)

Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress annually on educational materials published by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education, which are used both inside and outside Saudi Arabia.

The report shall detail whether such educational materials include content that could be seen as encouraging violence and intolerance toward religious groups, including Muslims who hold dissenting views. The report shall also discuss related subjects, including the extent such materials are exported and efforts by the Saudi government to remove the intolerant content.

The State Department shall issue such reports for 10 years, unless the State Department determines that the intolerant content has been completely removed. If such content is still included in Saudi Arabia's educational materials after 10 years, the State Department shall continue reporting to Congress for another 5 years.