READ Act passes out of SFRC

The READ Act passed out of Senate Foreign Relations Committee by unanimous voice vote on May 25th. A technical amendment was added to the bill during the markup, changing the due date of the next USAID Education strategy from October 1st to one year from enactment of the READ Act. The bill will now need to pass the full Senate and the House of Representatives before it is sent to President Trump’s desk. The READ Act (HR 601/S 623) was introduced by Ranking Member Lowey and Rep. Reichert in the House and Senators Rubio and Durbin. You can find the bill here.