On September 7, the House passed, by voice vote, the Education for All Act (H.R. 4481), sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY). The legislation emphasizes that promoting universal basic education in developing countries is in the interest of U.S. national security and foreign policy. The bill would provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality education, stimulate economic growth, and empower women and girls.
In addition, the measure would require the United States Agency for International Development to develop a comprehensive strategy to promote universal basic education.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the bill on July 14 (See The Source, 7/15/16).