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Senate hearing on Indian Health reauthorization
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Filed Under: Health | Politics

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on the long-stalled reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

The hearing started at 9:30am and was broadcast online. It last about two hours.

You can download MP3 files of the testimony below.
Opening Statements - 9:15 - 2.1 MB

Panel 1
Testimony - 13:06 - 3MB | Q&A - 36:41 - 8.4MB

DR. JOHN O. AGWUNOBI
Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
accompanied by: DR. CHARLES W. GRIM, Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD

MR. C. FREDERICK BECKNER III
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice



Panel 2
Testimony - 39:31 - 9MB | Q&A - 16:29 - 3.8MB

THE HONORABLE RICHARD BRANNAN
Chairman, Northern Arapaho Business Council


MS. RACHEL A. JOSEPH
Co-Chair, National Steering Committee on the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act


MR. EDWARD P. LAZARUS
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP


MR. STEVE GAGE
Director, Community Health Aide Program, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

On the House side, a bipartisan group introduced H.R.1328 on Tuesday. The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing next Wednesday, March 14.

Committee Notice:
HEARING on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (March 8, 2007)

Relevant Documents:
Letter to President Bush | Letter to Alberto Gonzales | DOJ White Paper

Relevant Links:
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org

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