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Health care reauthorization hearing this week

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday will hold an oversight hearing on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), chairman of the committee, introduced S.556 last year. Along with the House Resources Committee, he has held two hearings on reauthorization.

The bill is still pending before the committee. Campbell has said he wants to move several pro-Indian bills before he retires this year. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) is also stepping down as vice-chairman.

The hearing will begin at 2 p.m. in the Senate Hart Building, Room 216. A live broadcast should be available at