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Budget blueprints leave Bush's Indian cuts intact


The budget resolutions passed by the House and Senate this month leave President Bush's cuts to Indian programs intact.

Among other proposals, Bush is cutting $108 million from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $107 million from Indian housing. Construction of new schools and health facilities are among the programs taking a major hit.

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) said there's still a chance to restore some of the cuts. He said he would use his seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee to seek more funds for Indian programs.

Get the Story:
BIA gets $108M cut in Bush budget Budget (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/28)

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Letter:
FY 2006 Views and Estimates (February 28, 2005)

Budget Documents:
DOI Budget in Brief | Trust Responsibilities | Tribal Communities | Bureau of Indian Affairs | Departmental Offices [includes Office of Special Trustee] | DOI [from White House]

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