Act Now to Save Fulbright-Hays! (Posted 26 July 2017)
Wednesday morning, the House Appropriations Committee will consider a bill that would eliminate funding for Fulbright-Hays, one of two crucial international education programs administered by the Department of Education.
Congress needs to hear right now that Fulbright-Hays is crucial for ensuring that students, teachers, and faculty develop the knowledge necessary to thrive in our interconnected world.
Fulbright-Hays works in concert with Title VI programs to support foreign language learning and the development of knowledge of all world regions. The draft bill provides level funding for Title VI ($65 million)—a rejection of the Trump Administration’s effort to eliminate the program. That’s good news. In order to ensure the vitality of both of the programs, our preloaded message urges Congress to maintain funding for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays.
Read our full analysis of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health, Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies draft bill here.
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