December 2004

President Bush yesterday signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 to fund the Department of State exchanges funding and the Agency for International Development’s foreign operations program in FY 2005. The legislation includes $360.750 million for the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ exchange programs, an increase of $44 million over FY 2004. It also provides $19.8 billion for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s programs, an increase of $2.3 billion.

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President Bush yesterday signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 to fund the Department of State exchanges funding and the Agency for International Development’s foreign operations program in FY 2005. The legislation includes $360.750 million for the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ exchange programs, an increase of $44 million over FY 2004. It also provides $19.8 billion for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s programs, an increase of $2.3 billion.

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Acting on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report, the intelligence legislation approved by Congress this week calls on the U.S. to “significantly increase its investment” in people-to-people programs, including youth exchange programs, young ambassadors programs, international visitor programs, academic and cultural exchange programs, American Corner programs, library programs, journalist exchange programs, sister city programs, and other programs related to people-to-people diplomacy. The legislation also calls on the Secretary of State to make public diplomacy “an integral component in the planning and execution of U.S. foreign policy” and to develop a comprehensive and coherent strategy for public diplomacy with long-term measurable objectives. It also codifies the interview process for nonimmigrant visas.

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Acting on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report, the intelligence legislation approved by Congress this week calls on the U.S. to “significantly increase its investment” in people-to-people programs, including youth exchange programs, young ambassadors programs, international visitor programs, academic and cultural exchange programs, American Corner programs, library programs, journalist exchange programs, sister city programs, and other programs related to people-to-people diplomacy. The legislation also calls on the Secretary of State to make public diplomacy “an integral component in the planning and execution of U.S. foreign policy” and to develop a comprehensive and coherent strategy for public diplomacy with long-term measurable objectives. It also codifies the interview process for nonimmigrant visas.

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Acting on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report, the intelligence legislation approved by Congress this week calls on the U.S. to “significantly increase its investment” in people-to-people programs, including youth exchange programs, young ambassadors programs, international visitor programs, academic and cultural exchange programs, American Corner programs, library programs, journalist exchange programs, sister city programs, and other programs related to people-to-people diplomacy. The legislation also calls on the Secretary of State to make public diplomacy “an integral component in the planning and execution of U.S. foreign policy” and to develop a comprehensive and coherent strategy for public diplomacy with long-term measurable objectives. It also codifies the interview process for nonimmigrant visas.

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