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The release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) continuing efforts to expand the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to call a recent hearing of the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security which she chairs. The hearing offered Feinstein, a frequent critic of the program, an opportunity to question DHS about security issues in the VWP.

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The U.S. Senate Tuesday passed legislation to require the accreditation of English language training programs. The bill, S. 3658, was introduced that same day by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE), and would require accreditation of English language training programs by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education.

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, the Senate Saturday approved a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government, including the Department of State, functioning at current funding levels through March 6, 2009. Senate action follows that of the U.S. House of Representatives which passed the package last Wednesday. The fiscal year ends Tuesday, September 30.

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, the Senate Saturday approved a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government, including the Department of State, functioning at current funding levels through March 6, 2009. Senate action follows that of the U.S. House of Representatives which passed the package last Wednesday. The fiscal year ends Tuesday, September 30.

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, the Senate Saturday approved a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government, including the Department of State, functioning at current funding levels through March 6, 2009. Senate action follows that of the U.S. House of Representatives which passed the package last Wednesday. The fiscal year ends Tuesday, September 30.

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, the Senate Saturday approved a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government, including the Department of State, functioning at current funding levels through March 6, 2009. Senate action follows that of the U.S. House of Representatives which passed the package last Wednesday. The fiscal year ends Tuesday, September 30.

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, the Senate Saturday approved a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government, including the Department of State, functioning at current funding levels through March 6, 2009. Senate action follows that of the U.S. House of Representatives which passed the package last Wednesday. The fiscal year ends Tuesday, September 30.

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Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA) yesterday outlined a new proposal that would fund 30,000 scholarships a year for low-income undergraduate students from developing countries to study in the U.S. Delahunt, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, is working on this Uniting Students in America, or USA Scholarship program proposal with Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), chair of the Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education. The two representatives chaired held a joint hearing to explore the proposal.

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The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Wednesday released a new report entitled “The Decline in America’s Reputation: Why?”, summarizing a series of 10 hearings the subcommittee held last year about international opinion about the United States and its foreign policies.

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Expressing his “unequivocal support for continuing and expanding” the Visa Waiver program (VWP), Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, sought an update on the status of the program from government officials at a hearing yesterday.

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