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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Fights To Boost Benefits, Recruitment, Retention For Teachers At Native Schools


WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Committee Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to convene the committee’s first legislative hearing of the 116th Congress to receive testimony on three bills, including S.279, the Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act, which Udall co-sponsored.

The Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act would create equitable access to the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) for all Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools by correcting a technical oversight in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act that only made some BIE Tribal schools eligible for the benefits programs.


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