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Johnson calls Bush's Indian budget inadequate


Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) says the Bush administration's budget for Indian programs won't meet housing, health care and other needs.

Johnson criticized cuts in the Indian Health Service, including the outright elimination of the $33 million urban health programs. He said the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget was cut by $65 million and the Indian education construction funds were reduced by $117 million.

Johnson sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. He said he will use his posts to restore the Bush budget cuts.

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Johnson: Cuts affect Indians (AP 2/8)

FY2007 BIA Budget Request:
Bureau of Indian Affairs Budget | Departmental Offices [includes Office of Special Trustee]

FY2007 DOI Budget Documents:
Fulfilling Trust Responsibilities | Serving Tribal Communities | Protecting Lives, Resources, and Property [includes Safety in Indian Country] | Budget in Brief | Interior Department [from the White House]

FY2007 IHS Budget in Brief:
HTML | PDF

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