Thursday, January 22, 2009

H.R. 416 To Authorize the Establishment of Educational Exchange and Development Programs for Member Countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

On January 9th, Representative Barbara Lee [D-CA] introduced H.R. 416 to the 111th Congress. The bill currently has 13 democratic co-sponsors. Related legislation can be found in the H.R. 176: Shirley A. Chisholm United States-Caribbean Educational Exchange Act which was passed with bipartisan support by the 110th Congress.

The Caribbean is one of the most underrepresented regions of the world for academic exchange and collaboration with the United States. It's good to see legislation focusing on increasing such activities between the Caribbean and the United States.

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