A bill restoring $394,000 to Haskell Indian Junior College's budget for fiscal year 1991 was passed by the House late Monday evening.
Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., whose district includes Haskell, said he was glad funding for Haskell was being restored.
"In the past, Haskell has survived severe budget cuts and has struggled to provide quality education to Native Americans," Slattery said. "This will hopefully be the last attempt to sharply cut the Haskell budget."
The House also passed $406,000 for program development in natural resources management and equipment replacement.
In addition, $2.3 million was approved for facilities improvement and repair on the Haskell campus. If approved by the Senate, the funding will be used to address some of the safety concerns that were documented at the college in February by the Inspector General of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Slattery said the bill also includes language that will allow Haskell to pursue plans for the construction of additional housing on campus.