Senate Bill 943
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-404 on Dec 31, 2018
Apr 26, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 31, 2018
Origin Chamber
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Bill Number
Policy Area
Native Americans
Native Americans
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
Sponsorship by Party
North Dakota
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
March 22, 2018
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S1974-1975)

Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to provide an updated and ongoing count of eligible Indian students for the Johnson-O'Malley Program (JOM Program) to ensure full participation of all qualified students. (The JOM Program awards contracts to support the cultural and academic needs of Native American students.)

Interior shall consult with Native American tribes and state and local education agencies that have not participated in the JOM Program to expand the number of eligible Native American students served.

Interior shall determine whether the JOM Program funding formula and eligibility requirements should be updated to ensure the maximum number of eligible Native American students.

Text (6)
December 11, 2018
March 26, 2018
March 22, 2018
January 24, 2018
April 26, 2017
Amendments (1)
Mar 22, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 2225
To include Alaska Native organizations in consultations.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Apr 27, 2017 12:41:42 AM
Record Updated
Mar 1, 2022 6:09:02 AM