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 indian.senate.gov.
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