The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:22

President Obama last night signed into law the FY15 “cromnibus” funding bill (H.R. 83), passed by Congress last week, according to a White House press release.

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:24

The Senate on Saturday night cleared the $1.1 trillion FY15 “cromnibus” spending bill that would keep the federal government funded through September 2015. According to CQ.com, the measure passed the Senate 56-40 and “President Obama has indicated he will sign the bill.”

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:28

Hours before the expiration of the FY15 Continuing Resolution (CR), and with a narrow vote of 219 to 206, the House of Representatives last night passed the $1.1 trillion FY15 omnibus spending bill that would keep the federal government funded through September 2015.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:07
Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:19

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 12/5/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis.

Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:37

Educational and cultural exchange programs are funded at $589.9 million in the FY15 omnibus appropriations bill released last night and expected to be voted on by both Chambers of Congress this week. This funding amount is $12 million more than the President’s FY15 request of $577.9 million and $21.2 million more than the FY14 enacted level of $568.6 million. The FY15 omnibus also contains increases over the FY14 level for every specified program, including:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:39

► Congress returned to session this week, with an agenda of finalizing FY15 appropriations. Four scenarios exist for you FY15 appropriations may be handled.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:34

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/21/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis.

Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Mark Overmann
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:13

Congress returns to session today to conclude its lame duck session, and high on its priority list is finalizing FY15 appropriations before the current continuing resolution (CR) expires on December 11. Several scenarios exist for how FY15 appropriations might be handled before Congress adjourns, including:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:42

Studying abroad is a vital experience for young Americans, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel recently wrote in a blog post, published by the State Department and the Huffington Post.