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Obama nominates Yvette Roubideaux for second term at IHS





President Barack Obama has nominated Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service.

Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, joined the Obama administration in May 2009. In the past four years, she has worked to improve the agency's relationship with tribes, reform the agency, improve the quality and access to care and increase transparency and accountability.

By law, the director of the IHS serves a four-year term so Obama was required to submit Roubideaux's nomination to the Senate for another confirmation hearing. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee hasn't set a date for the hearing.

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