HR 1617

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1617

To strengthen communities through English literacy and civics education for new Americans, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2011

Mr. HONDA (for himself, Ms. BORDALLO, Ms. CHU, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. FILNER, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Ms. HIRONO, Ms. LEE of California, Ms. MATSUI, Mr. POLIS, Mr. QUIGLEY, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. SABLAN, Mr. STARK, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, and Ms. HANABUSA) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To strengthen communities through English literacy and civics education for new Americans, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--EXPANDING ENGLISH LITERACY, U.S. HISTORY, AND CIVICS EDUCATION

TITLE II--SUPPORTING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND ADULT EDUCATION IN THE WORKFORCE

TITLE III--BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

TITLE I--EXPANDING ENGLISH LITERACY, U.S. HISTORY, AND CIVICS EDUCATION

SEC. 101. INCREASED INVESTMENT IN ENGLISH LITERACY, U.S. HISTORY, AND CIVICS EDUCATION UNDER THE ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY ACT.

`SEC. 244. INTEGRATED ENGLISH LITERACY, U.S. HISTORY, AND CIVICS EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 102. DEFINITIONS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER.

SEC. 103. RESEARCH IN ADULT EDUCATION.

TITLE II--SUPPORTING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND ADULT EDUCATION IN THE WORKFORCE

SEC. 201. PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN PROMOTING UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP.

TITLE III--BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES

SEC. 301. OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION.

SEC. 302. GRANTS TO STATES.

SEC. 303. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 304. REPORTING AND EVALUATION.

SEC. 305. NEW CITIZENS AWARD PROGRAM.

SEC. 306. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

SEC. 307. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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