Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Todd Young (R-IN) are circulating an e-Dear Colleague letter to urge Senate Members to sign on and support robust funding for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays International Education and Foreign Language Studies programs at the Department of Education. Take action today to ask your Senators to sign on in support of this request.
There is a growing need for American professionals who have language abilities and cultural knowledge in an expanding range of sectors: health, cybersecurity, food safety, environment, law enforcement, engineering, and more. Unfortunately, the United States lags in the percentage of its citizens who know a second language as compared to other nations. To address these gaps, we need strong academic programs in critical world languages and intensive training in multi-disciplinary regional studies that are vital to our global economic competitiveness, national security, and other key priorities.
The extended deadline for Senate Members to sign on is April 7th.
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