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Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (02/27)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on irrigation bill (02/27)
The Irrigation Rehabilitation and Renovation for Indian Tribal Governments and Their Economies Act authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 for irrigation operations and maintenance.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing (02/25)
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will testify.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama expected to veto bill to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/24)
The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't have enough votes to override a veto.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (02/23)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the oversight hearing will focus on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for Indian programs.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Bipartisan bill addresses irrigation projects in Indian Country (02/13)
The IRRIGATE Act provides $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to address operation and maintenance.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Congress approves measure to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/12)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) -- voted for the bill.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (02/11)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service (02/10)
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.

Filed Under: Politics
SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget (02/10)
The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.

Filed Under: Health | Health | Opinion | Opinion | Politics | Politics
Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves four bills at meeting (02/04)
The bills address Native youth issues, energy development and self-determination.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on housing (02/04)
A panel of Indian housing experts discussed difficulties in securing funds for housing projects.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | National | Politics
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (02/04)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House Republicans vote to repeal Affordable Care Act yet again (02/04)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted in favor of repeal.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (02/02)
The meeting focuses on four bills while the hearing focuses on loan leveraging in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Politics
Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter (01/30)
Changing the outdated document is extremely difficult.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (01/30)
The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate passes bill to approve controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (01/30)
An amendment to require tribal consultation wasn't even put up for a vote.

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