Apology resolution added to Indian health bill
A resolution to apologize to Native peoples for their treatment by the federal government has been added to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), a former presidential candidate, first introduced the resolution back in 2004. It was approved by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee but ran into opposition from the Bush administration.

Brownback has kept reintroducing the bill every session of Congress. The Senate last week agreed by a voice vote to add the resolution to the IHCIA, which is due for a vote early next week.

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Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments:
S.1200 | H.R.1328

Apology Resolution:
S.J.Res.4 | H.J.Res.3

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