COVID-19 in Indian Country
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans rejected Senate Democrats’ attempt to pass emergency funding to bolster the CARES Act for small businesses, health care providers, state, local, and Tribal governments.

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) led a letter signed by 38 bipartisan members of Congress calling for tribal small businesses to have access to critical coronavirus relief programs.

New Mexico Tribes will receive over $674,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema hosted a call with Tribal leaders from the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in tribal communities and the need for the federal government to work with Tribes to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is going virtual with a hearing on the impacts of the coronavirus in Indian Country.

A COVID-19 'Heroes Fund' would give Tribal frontline workers a boost in pay.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is calling on Congress to boost pay for Coronavirus frontline workers in tribal communities.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing Congress to boost pay for coronavirus frontline workers in Indian Country.

The CARES Act is landmark legislation that provides critical relief to Tribal governments impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was one of many supporters of the CARES Act, a bipartisan bill that brings $10 billion in relief and funding to Indian Country.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is out of self-quarantine after coming into contact with a fellow member of Congress who tested positive for COVId-19.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released guidance documents for tribal governments to provide information on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The Trump administration has left parts of Grand Canyon National Park open despite the presence of the coronavirus in the community.

Chair Grijalva: National Park Service Must Close Grand Canyon National Park Immediately, Interior Department Must Act to Prioritize Public Health.

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today said the passage of the CARES Act is a good step forward in the federal government’s ongoing effort to build up health care capacity in historically underserved and at-risk communities, including Native American tribes.

House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the third economic relief package to address the COVID-19 pandemic and support American workers.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Rep. Markwayne MullIn (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, offers information about small business resources.

Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, released a statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (K-03) led a Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus letter to the Coordinator of the White House’s Coronavirus Response Task Force.