The Collective Public Policy Voice of the Exchange Community

Last Friday night, the House Rules Committee reported out the Rule for this week’s consideration of HR 4665, the SFOPS FY24 Appropriations Act.

The most concerning aspect of this report is that Rep. Biggs’ Amendment #133 has been deemed in order. In the amendment, Biggs proposes eliminating funding for educational and cultural exchange funding.

The amendment will be debated and voted on during consideration of the bill unless Rep. Biggs fails to present it on the House floor. Rep. Biggs has also proposed amendments targeting Secretary Mayorkas and other senior DHS officials, as well as funding for the World Bank, USAID, Millennium Challenge, and more. 

It is critical that our community act now and tell our representatives to vote “no” on Amendment #133: