COVID-19 in Indian Country
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement today after House Democrats introduced the next COVID-19 emergency response bill, The Heroes Act(H.R. 6800).

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing new comprehensive legislation, The Heroes Act, to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau approved $954,990 to the Navajo Nation Department of Health for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, including efforts to increase aid to essential workers and state, local and tribal governments in the upcoming CARES 2 package.

House Democrats today introduced The Heroes Act, a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that will meet the challenge this pandemic poses to our nation.

Tribal governments -- and only tribal governments -- will be in line for another $20 billion in coronavirus relief under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Congress.

The Trump administration's botched handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is under investigation by internal watchdogs at both the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Treasury.

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Arizona) led a bipartisan letter calling for dedicated funding for Indian Health Service, Tribal health programs, and Urban Indian Health Organizations (I/T/U) to recover from significant COVID-19 related losses.

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) introduced bipartisan legislation to boost health resources for urban Indian health organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic forces many to grapple with financial hardship and even close operations.

As rent comes due and bills continue to pile up, Americans desperately need assistance to financially survive this crisis.

The Tribal COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Cost Share Relief Act would waive the cost-sharing requirement and grant 100 percent funding for all Indian Tribal governments.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for more money for tribal, urban Indian and federal Indian health programs to help them recover from significant COVID-19 related losses in revenue.

Sen. Mike Rounds (R), Sen. John Thune (R) and Rep. Dusty Johnson (R) will host a joint telephone townhall for South Dakota on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema urged Congressional leaders to include increased resources for water and sanitation projects for Tribal communities in future coronavirus relief legislation.

Tribes with homelands in North Dakota will receive approximately $109 million from the coronavirus relief fund, according to Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).

'I went to the mat for Arizona’s native communities during the Senate’s coronavirus relief negotiations to ensure our tribes receive critical relief dollars amid the ongoing pandemic,' said Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona).

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) released a statement in response to the Trump administration's plan for distributing $4.8 billion of the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to tribal governments.

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) participated in an online forum on the need to provide direct relief to local governments in future COVID-19 legislation.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) joined Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to immediately disburse $8 billion in critical relief funds to eligible federally recognized Tribal governments.

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) is asking a simple question: Where is the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to tribes?