H.R.554 - Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 01/15/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/14/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.554 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.