S.120: Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act - 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; and (2) educational exchanges increase people-to-people ties and promote institutional linkages between this country and other countries.

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

Directs the USAID Administrator to increase the number of scholarships to women under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (Program) during each of calendar years 2013 through 2015 over the level awarded to women in calendar year 2011. (The Program awards scholarships for university study to academically talented, financially needy Pakistani students.)

Requires the additional scholarships to be awarded: (1) in accordance with existing scholar...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 10, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 217.
Oct. 10, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Sept. 17, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.