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senate Bill S. 1010

National Foreign Language Coordination Act of 2009

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National Foreign Language Coordination Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to establish a National Foreign Language Coordinator Council.


National Foreign Language Coordination Act of 2009 - Establishes, in the Executive Office of the President, a National Foreign Language Coordination Council to: (1) oversee and implement continuing national security and education language initiatives; (2) develop a national foreign language strategy; (3) conduct a survey of the status of federal agency foreign language and area expertise and agency needs for such expertise; and (4) monitoring the implementation of such strategy. Establishes a National Language Advisor, to be appointed by the President, to: (1) chair the Council; (2) develop and monitor implementation of the strategy, built upon the efforts of the National Security Language Initiative; (3) establish formal relationships among major stakeholders, including federal, state, and local government agencies, academia, industry, labor, and heritage communities; and (4) coordinate and lead a public information campaign. Requires the Council to consult with states to provide for designation of state contact persons. Encourages formation of state interagency councils, or designation of state lead agencies, to coordinate with the Council and state and local agencies.

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      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedMay 7th, 2009

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