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H.R.3583: Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 13 (10 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 20, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act - (Sec. 3) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) every individual, regardless of gender, should have the opportunity to pursue an education free from the fear of discrimination; (2) educational exchanges promote institutional linkages between the United States and Pakistan; and (3) recipients of scholarships under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (Program) should commit to improving their local communities. (The Program awards scholarships for university study to academically talented, financially needy Pakistani students.)

Encourages the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue to support Pakistani education initiatives, especially those for women.

(Sec. 4) Directs the USAID Administrator to award at least 50% of the scholarships available under the Program to women for each of calendar years 2014-2016.

Requires the scholarships to be awarded: (1) in accordance wi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 20, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 603.
Nov. 19, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 19, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8110-8111)
Nov. 19, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3583.
Nov. 19, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8110-8113)
Nov. 19, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 3, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
April 3, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.