Policy Highlights

Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act(H.R. 1994) was introduced on May 25, 2011 by Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) and cosponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY). H.R. 1994 is a joint effort by a number of organizations and individuals and is the result of many past conversations regarding the need for an omnibus language bill.. read more →

Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act ( H.R. 1966) Rep. Rush Holt reintroduced his Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a partnership program in foreign languages. The Secretary of Education would be given the authority to make incentive payments to eligible partnerships to “develop.. read more →

The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act, was introduced in both houses in 2009. The legislation would create a Foundation that would award grants for study abroad opportunities, with an emphasis on nontraditional destinations. The Senate bill is sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) with a number of co-sponsors, and the House bill was.. read more →