Summary: S.2580 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (11/17/2016)

Reforming American Indian Standards of Education Act of 2016 or the RAISE Act of 2016

(Sec. 3) This bill establishes the Indian Education Agency to replace the Bureau of Indian Education.

(Sec. 4) Functions, authorities, and personnel of the Department of the Interior related to Indian education are transferred to the agency.

(Sec. 5) The President's budget must include a separate request for funds for construction of schools by the agency. In making such funds available, the agency must prioritize schools with the most serious deficiencies in capacity or facility conditions.

(Sec. 7) The agency must give preference in hiring to members of Indian tribes.

(Sec. 8) The agency must annually report on its activities, the effectiveness of this bill, and recommendations for legislation to improve the agency.

(Sec. 9) Regulations promulgated by the agency are not subject to review or approval by Interior.