House Bill 601
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-56 on Sep 8, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 23, 2017
Latest Action
Sep 8, 2017
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
601
Congress
115
Policy Area
Economics and Public Finance
Economics and Public Finance
Primary focus of measure is budgetary matters such as appropriations, public debt, the budget process, government lending, government accounts and trust funds; monetary policy and inflation; economic development, performance, and economic theory.
Sponsorship by Party
New York
California
New York
New York
Pennsylvania
Washington
Washington
Passed
September 8, 2017
Type
Vote On House Agreeing To The Senate Action
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act or the READ Act

This bill amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to state that it shall be U.S. policy to work with partner countries, other donors, multilateral institutions, the private sector, and nongovernmental and civil society organizations (including faith-based organizations) to promote basic education through programs that: (1) respond to the needs and capacities of developing countries to improve literacy and other basic skills; (2) strengthen educational systems, expand access to safe learning environments (including by breaking down barriers to basic education for women and girls), and support the engagement of parents in their children's education; (3) promote education as a foundation for economic growth; and (4) monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of basic education programs in partner countries.

The President shall: (1) seek to improve the effectiveness of assistance by coordinating relevant executive branch efforts, (2) ensure that assistance is aligned with U.S. foreign policy and economic interests, and (3) submit to Congress by October 1, 2017, a comprehensive FY2018 through FY2022 strategy to promote basic education in partner countries.

The bill establishes within the U.S. Agency for International Development the position of Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance, who shall have primary responsibility for the oversight and coordination of U.S. government resources and activities relating to the promotion of international basic education.

Text (8)
Amendments (6)
Sep 07, 2017
Submitted in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 818 to Senate Amendment 817
To change the enactment date.
Submitted
Sep 07, 2017
Submitted in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 817 to Senate Amendment 816
To change the enactment date.
Submitted
Amendments
Sep 07, 2017
Submitted in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 816
Of a perfecting nature.
Submitted
Amendments
Sep 06, 2017
Submitted in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 809 to Senate Amendment 808
To change the enactment date.
Submitted
Sep 07, 2017
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 808
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Amendments
Aug 01, 2017
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 743
To add provisions regarding the promotion of United States values and the reduction of childhood exposure to extremist ideologies.
Agreed To
Public Record
Created
Jan 24, 2017 5:12:19 AM
Updated
May 4, 2021 5:04:23 AM