Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Legislative Hearing on Education Bills

Capitol Trahhant ReportsPublished April 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, April 6 at 2:15 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following bills:

  • 2304, the Tribal Early Childhood, Education, and Related Services Integration Act, a bill to provide for tribal demonstration projects for the integration of early childhood development, education, including Native language and culture, and related services, for evaluation of those demonstration projects, and for other purposes;
  • 2468, the Safe Academic Facilities and Environments for Tribal Youth Act (SAFETY Act), a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a 5-year demonstration program to provide grants to eligible Indian tribes for the construction of tribal schools, and for other purposes;
  • 2580, the Reforming American Indian Standards of Education Act of 2016 (RAISE Act), a bill to establish the Indian Education Agency to streamline the administration of Indian education, and for other purposes; and
  • 2711, the Native American Education Opportunity Act, a bill to expand opportunity for Native American children through additional options in education, and for other purposes.


WHAT:         A committee legislative hearing

WHEN:         2:15 PM EDT, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


Mr. Lawrence S. Roberts

Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Carlyle Begay

Arizona State Senator – District 7, Arizona State Senate, Phoenix, Arizona

Ms. Patricia Whitefoot

President, National Indian Education Association, Washington, D.C.

Sandra Boham, Ed.D

President, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana

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