The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Mark Overmann
Fri, 03/18/2005 - 09:20

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.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/17/2005 - 16:51

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.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/17/2005 - 16:28

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.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/17/2005 - 14:54

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.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/17/2005 - 14:32

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.

Mark Overmann
Fri, 03/11/2005 - 12:10

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.

Mark Overmann
Fri, 03/11/2005 - 10:58

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.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/10/2005 - 14:29

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).

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/10/2005 - 12:09

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).

Mark Overmann
Thu, 03/10/2005 - 11:30

“Public diplomacy is a matter of grave importance to me,” stated Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she continued her tour of Capitol Hill yesterday to gain support for the President’s budget request for the State Department. The budget request includes $328 million for public diplomacy activities, up from $320 in FY 2005, and $430 million for exchanges funding, an increase of $74 million.