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Senate vote on IHCIA delayed until next week


The Senate is expected to vote next week on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Democrats began debate on the bill on Tuesday with the hopes of passing it that day. But a veto threat from the White House and competing legislative priorities delayed action.

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is expecting numerous amendments. The National Indian Health Board has the full text here.

Get the Story:
Senators: Tribal health care lagging (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 1/24)

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments:
S.1200 | H.R.1328

House Energy and Commerce Committee Documents:
Summary | Manager's Amendment | Press Release | Webcast

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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