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Native women and girls are disproportionately likely to become victims of sex trafficking.
Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have wanted him out of office.
While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
When the government has a full or even partial lapse in funding, it can needlessly cause billions of dollars of damage to the economy.
Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
Without question, we owe a constant debt of gratitude to generations of veterans, including many of our own family members, who made sacrifices to ensure the safety of our homeland and who faithfully fought to promote and preserve America’s precious freedoms.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.
When lawmakers returned for legislative session after the extended work period, House Democrats had an opportunity to turn a new leaf and actually get things done for the American people.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
While lawmakers debate numerous issues of significance, an important matter surrounding personal freedom and national security quietly looms in the background.
The economic success that America has experienced lately is truly historic.
The United States has been a long-time friend and ally of the Jewish state of Israel.
The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.
The military deserves our full support in their mission to maintain our national security.
Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.
'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.
The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.
When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.
Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.
With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.
Tornadoes and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across Oklahoma.
Free markets allow consumers and producers to freely participate in mutually beneficial transactions, empowering entrepreneurs and innovators to create the future.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
For current Medicare recipients, 'Medicare for All' really means 'Medicare for None.'
The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.
The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.
It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.
I will continue to stand with my Republican colleagues in defending life for the most vulnerable, whether those individuals are unborn or born.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
Native politicians and officials condemned hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office was vandalized with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages.'
To make real progress toward tackling our burden of debt, tough decisions and careful solutions are required.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
H.R.1 is a rushed and sloppy attempt to rewrite voting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws to get more Democrats elected.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is standing by President Trump's controversial border wall emergency.
Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making.
The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.
A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.