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Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rob Andrews (D-NJ) introduced legislation yesterday to increase the monthly tax deduction from $50 to $200 for families hosting foreign exchange students. Joining them as original cosponsors on the bill, H.R. 1504, are Reps. Major Owens (D-NY), Mark Udall (D-CO), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Bob Filner (D-CA), Betty McCollum (D-MN), and Michael Michaud (D-ME).

The bill has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Witnesses at a joint hearing of the House Education Subcommittees on 21 st Century Competitiveness and Select Education yesterday reported on improvements in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), while noting that some changes still need to be addressed.

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this month approved the Foreign Affairs Authorization Act for FY 2006 and 2007, which includes authorization of the President’s budget request of $430.4 million for educational and cultural exchanges. The legislation, which was recently made public, also adopts some of the key visa provisions of the American Competitiveness Through International Openness Now (ACTION) Act legislation, recently introduced by Sens. Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and aimed at reversing the decline of foreign students in the U.S.

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this month approved the Foreign Affairs Authorization Act for FY 2006 and 2007, which includes authorization of the President’s budget request of $430.4 million for educational and cultural exchanges. The legislation, which was recently made public, also adopts some of the key visa provisions of the American Competitiveness Through International Openness Now (ACTION) Act legislation, recently introduced by Sens. Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and aimed at reversing the decline of foreign students in the U.S.

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this month approved the Foreign Affairs Authorization Act for FY 2006 and 2007, which includes authorization of the President’s budget request of $430.4 million for educational and cultural exchanges. The legislation, which was recently made public, also adopts some of the key visa provisions of the American Competitiveness Through International Openness Now (ACTION) Act legislation, recently introduced by Sens. Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and aimed at reversing the decline of foreign students in the U.S.

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this month approved the Foreign Affairs Authorization Act for FY 2006 and 2007, which includes authorization of the President’s budget request of $430.4 million for educational and cultural exchanges. The legislation, which was recently made public, also adopts some of the key visa provisions of the American Competitiveness Through International Openness Now (ACTION) Act legislation, recently introduced by Sens. Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and aimed at reversing the decline of foreign students in the U.S.

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Congress recently finalized a reorganization of the Appropriations Committee, the committee with jurisdiction over funding of federal government programs. The recent reorganization changes the structure of the Committee in both the House and Senate, and leaves a distinct configuration in each body.

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Congress recently finalized a reorganization of the Appropriations Committee, the committee with jurisdiction over funding of federal government programs. The recent reorganization changes the structure of the Committee in both the House and Senate, and leaves a distinct configuration in each body.

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The House of Representatives Tuesday approved a resolution calling for the establishment of a “Year of Languages” in the United States to help highlight the need for increased foreign language education. The resolution, H. Res. 122, was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), and cosponsored by Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH).

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The House of Representatives Tuesday approved a resolution calling for the establishment of a “Year of Languages” in the United States to help highlight the need for increased foreign language education. The resolution, H. Res. 122, was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), and cosponsored by Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH).

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