Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program
October 6, 2017
A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.
By a unanimous voice vote, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.943, the Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act, at a business meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Supporters said the bill will ensure more adequate funding for cultural programming, language classes, school supplies, powwows, field trips, career fairs and countless other initiatives across the nation.