ESTHER MARTINEZ NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES PRESERVATION ACT -- (Senate - December 06, 2006)
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Mr. COBURN. I rise for the purpose of engaging Senator McCain, who is managing H.R. 4766, in a colloquy over a certain aspect of the bill. Senator MCCAIN, as the chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, to which this bill has been referred, and as the bill's manager in the Senate, I would like to know if it is the intent of this legislation that the Administration for native Americans, in administering the provisions of this bill, require that grants for Native language survival schools requite parental permission for the student to participate in the program and also that the students participating in the program demonstrate adequate progress in English proficiency according to grade level?
Mr. McCAIN. The Senator from Oklahoma is correct. That is the intent of the bill.