House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States
Legislative Hearing – July 28, 2022
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time: 01:00 PM
Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324
Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair

On Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET, in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and via Cisco WebEx, the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) holds a hybrid legislative hearing on the following bill:

H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act. The bill amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize appropriations for the Indian Health Service for two years in advance.

Witness List
Panel I
Ms. Elizabeth Fowler [Testimony: PDF]
Acting Director
Indian Health Service
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, Maryland

Panel II
The Honorable Jonathan Nez [Testimony: PDF]
President, Navajo Nation
Navajo Area Representative, National Indian Health Board
Window Rock, Arizona

The Honorable Kirk Francis [Testimony: PDF]
United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund
Nashville, Tennessee

The Honorable Fawn Sharp [Testimony: PDF]
National Congress of American Indians
Washington, DC

The Honorable Jarred-Michael Erickson [Testimony: PDF]
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Nespelem, Washington

Ms. Maureen Rosette [Testimony: PDF]
Board Member
National Council of Urban Indian Health
Washington, DC

Ms. Alberta Unok [Testimony: PDF]
President and CEO
Alaska Native Health Board
Anchorage, Alaska

House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States Documents
Hybrid SCIP Legislative Hearing (
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5549 (