COVID-19 in Indian Country
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin will be testifying about Title I of the CARES Act at a U.S. Senate hearing on June 10, 2020.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has agreed to update its 'Broken Promises' report to account for the impact of COVID-19 on Indian Country.

A new plan to reauthorize national surface transportation funding and infrastructure investment includes several key measures to benefit Indian Country.

Key lawmakers are calling for transparency from the Trump administration after tribes raised significant concerns about their shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) spoke on the House floor condemning the $3 million contract that the Trump administration awarded to a former White House staffer who delivered substandard personal protective equipment to Indian Health Service hospitals serving the Navajo Nation.

Members of Congress are seeking answers following reports that the Indian Health Service purchased $3 million of potentially substandard respirator masks from a company founded by a former White House aide and distributed those masks to Navajo Nation hospitals.

The 'Broken Promises' report concluded that federal programs designed to support the social and economic wellbeing of tribal nations and Native peoples remain chronically underfunded and often inefficiently structured. That was before the pandemic.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) are calling on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Indian Country.

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with Gila River Indian Community leadership and viewed their plans to safely reopen.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma): "It is my goal to ensure Oklahoma Tribes are included in these resources provided by the CARES Act."

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued a statement on the passage of the Heroes Act – critical relief legislation to bolster our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, support workers, and provide much-needed aid to local, state, and Tribal governments.

The HEROES Act includes $64 million for urban Indian health organizations.

The Heroes Act is the House Democratic plan to improve public health and support the American people through the coronavirus pandemic.

We have not seen a catastrophe like this in over a century, and that requires extraordinary measures to protect this country and save lives.

The HEROES Act, a bill that provides $20 billion for tribal governments, and rule changes to allow remote proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic are up for debate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) are hosting a roundtable on May 15, 2020, with three national tribal organizations to discuss the newly introduced Heroes Act.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, less than half of households on Tribal lands have access to fixed broadband service.

The HEROES Act is a step in the right direction by providing $1.5 billion to address the 'digital divide,' the National Education Association and the National PTA says.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) is pleased that the Heroes Act includes $24 billion in funding for tribal governments and tribal organizations.

House Democrats are proposing temporary changes to allow for remote voting on the House Floor and virtual committee proceedings during the coronavirus pandemic.