Tester secures win for Native American students

(U.S. Senate)-Senator Jon Tester, Vice Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed his amendment to restore grant programs in Title VII of the Every Child Achieves Act:

“Restoring these initiatives will help students in Indian Country develop the tools they need to succeed. Today, the Senate took a step forward to live up to our moral and trust responsibility to ensure Native American students are getting the education and shot at success they deserve.”

Tester’s amendment restored grant programs for some of the greatest needs in Indian Country that included training for teachers, fellowships for students, adult literacy, and GED programs.

Tester’s amendment passed 56 to 41.