Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Legislative Hearing

Published July 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 12 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) w

The committee will hear testimony from several witnesses, including Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Tony Dearman. Udall will question Dearman on working together with the BIE and local communities to ensure Native student support programs, like Johnson-O’Malley, reach all eligible students. Udall will also press Dearman on how the administration’s proposed workforce reduction, ongoing vacancies, and personnel shuffles are affecting BIE’s mission. 
During the legislative hearing, the committee will hear testimony on the following bills:

·         S. 943, the Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act;

·         S. 1223, the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act; and

·         S. 1285, the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act.


WHAT:         A committee legislative hearing.

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


Mr. Tony Dearman

Director, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

The Honorable Warren Brainard

Chief, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, Coos Bay, Oregon

Mr. Don Wharton

Senior Attorney, Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado

Ms. Carla Mann

President, National Johnson-O’Malley Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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