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DOI Secretary Identifies Native Priorities
Sec'y of Interior Sally Jewell, testifying before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, continues the agency's calls for Congress to come
posted 5/17/13 10:27 AM read complete story
Senate Approves Water Resources Development Bill with Tribal Provisions
The Senate easily approves legislation, S 601, which authorizes a variety of water resources projects by the Army Corp of Engineers, and includes a number of tribal-related provisions. Highlights include: Authorizing cooperative agreements with Columbia River Basin Indian tribes to carry out...
posted 5/17/13 09:59 AM read complete story
House Committee Approves Farm Bill
The House Agriculture Committee approves a bipartisan farm bill that differs from the Senate version mainly in calling for more spending cuts, particularly in the area of food assistance programs.
posted 5/17/13 08:44 AM read complete story
Senate Farm Bill Moves to the Floor
The Senate now has a farm bill to consider. S 954 was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee, and reauthorizes billions of dollars for most agricultural, rural development/housing and nutrition programs, many of which are open to tribes and Native American communities. Highlights include:...
posted 5/15/13 8:49 PM read complete story
GOP, Interior Officials Disagree over Republican Tribal Energy Development Bill
The House subcommittee on Indian Affairs -- whose chairman, Rep. Don Young (R-AK), has introduced legislation (HR 1548) to promote energy development on Indian lands -- hears from Michael Black, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, on problems the administration has with the bill.
posted 5/3/13 12:06 PM read complete story
Is ACA in Trouble in Congress?
After the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the constitutionality of most of the Affordable Care Act, it was assumed that with President Obama winning a second term and Democrats controlling the Senate the debate over the Affordable Care Act would die down, at least for a few years. That's not the case
posted 4/25/13 7:20 PM read complete story
Another Attempt to Promote Native Energy Development
Rep. Don Young (R-AK), introduces H.R. 1548, designed to promote energy development on Indian lands by reducing federal regulations that impede such development
posted 4/17/13 8:52 PM read complete story
Mental Health Funding Bill Has BIpartisan Chance; Tribes Would Be Eligible for Millions
That's why it's noteworthy that a bipartisan bill, S 689, designed to improve federal mental health grant programs and services, was easily approved by the Senate Education and Health Committee
posted 4/12/13 12:38 PM read complete story
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