tag: senate

Laphonza Butler
Laphonza Butler, the president of the well-known EMILY’s List voting group, will serve out the remainder of the U.S. Senate term of the late Dianne Feinstein.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.
Alex Padilla
The infusion of federal money for infrastructure projects is only a first step toward fixing deep problems with water systems on tribal lands.
Gigi Modrich
The countdown to #NAFOAFall23 is on!
National Congress of American Indians Wellness Walk
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is about to run out of money, again, despite helping address high rates of the disease.
Cherokee Nation Housing
Indian Country is finally seeing progress on a long-overdue update to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) although victory is not yet at hand.
NAFOA
Fresh off the press: NAFOA’s agenda for #NAFOAFALL23!
U.S. Capitol
Republicans are making no excuses when it comes to cutting back funding for the federal government. How is Indian Country affected?
Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva
Bipartisanship seemed to be on rare display on Capitol Hill as lawmakers advanced a trio of bills benefiting Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a listening session on updating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.
NAFOA
More than 800 tribal leaders and finance professional in Indian Country are in the nation’s capital for NAFOA’s 41st annual conference.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is seeking input on proposed updates to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.
Deb Haaland
A Republican lawmaker who was unable to derail Deb Haaland’s historic rise to Secretary of the Interior had somewhat of a meltdown as he came face-to-face with the Native woman trailblazer.
Native America Calling NAC
As Americans debate gun restrictions amid the mass shooting epidemic, a bill in Congress would make it easier for tribal citizens to acquire guns using only their tribal ID.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.
Narragansett Tribe
Forty years of federal recognition and the Narragansett people are still fighting for what’s rightfully ours.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
For too many generations, citizens of tribal nations around the country, including Cherokee Nation citizens, saw their language, their culture and their artistic expression suppressed and eroded by policies of the United States.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable to hear about Native priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill.
Brian Schatz
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes for a business meeting on February 15, 2023.
H.R.423 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.
H.R.548 - Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.548, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on February 6, 2023.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after what the legislative panel’s bipartisan leadership said was an extremely productive session.
Tanasi Memorial
The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
Ruben Gallego
Rep. Ruben Gallego has launched long-anticipated challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term lawmaker who recently left the Democratic Party.
Roselyn Tso
After years of work, tribes finally achieved a historic first for the Indian Health Service. But Republicans are already ripping apart the funding agreement.
Senate Committee on Indian aAffairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Badger-Two Medicine
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
NAFOA
This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
Margo Gray
All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Gabe Vasquez
The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.
Mark Kelly and Blake Masters
Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.
NAFOA
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Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has joined national-level politicians in seeking the resignations of city officials in California who made racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.