The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 15:43

The House and Senate passed an omnibus appropriations bill on Friday, finalizing funding for the remainder of FY16, CQ reports. The funding measure was signed by President Obama later that day.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/18/2015 - 00:00

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 12/11/2015.

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.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 12/17/2015 - 17:03

After studying at U.S. colleges and universities, Chinese students view themselves as more open-minded and idealistic, according to a recent article in Foreign Policy.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:34

Earlier this morning the House passed a third continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding for an additional six days through Dec. 22, CQ reports. The Senate is expected to vote on the CR today, and if passed, the CR will give lawmakers more time to pass the FY16 omnibus bill since the short-term CR passed last Friday (Dec. 11) is set to expire at midnight tonight.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 15:39

► Congress passed a five-day continuing resolution (CR) earlier today, avoiding a government shutdown. The CR gives lawmakers through December 16 to finish negotiations on an omnibus bill to determine funding for the remainder of FY16.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 13:58

Hours before the expiration of a continuing resolution (CR) funding the federal government through midnight tonight (December 11), Congress passed a short-term CR to keep the federal government funded for an additional five days through December 16, CQ reports. President Obama is expected to sign the funding measure, avoiding a government shutdown. The new CR will give lawmakers additional time to finish negotiations on an omnibus bill to fund the government for the remainder of FY16.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:28

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 12/4/2015.

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.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 16:15

Chinese students studying in the U.S. graduate with a more positive view of both the U.S. and China, according to a recent article in Foreign Policy.

The data, coming from the publication’s own survey, show that after studying in the U.S., 60 per cent of respondents had more positive views of the U.S. and 55 per cent reported gaining a more positive view of China.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:00

Nearly 300 au pairs participating in the State Department exchange program traveled to Washington, D.C. last month as part of a course on U.S. culture and history, according to a recent article in PBS.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 14:41

► The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Donna Brazile, called for U.S. students to participate in exchange programs in her recent op-ed published by ABC News.