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White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)

Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.


David Ganje: White House interferes with tribal water rights settlements
David Ganje: White House interferes with tribal water rights settlements (October 17, 2016)

I used to think the unworkable Bureau of Indian Affairs was one of the least helpful agencies in federal government.


Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (April 21, 2016)

The Energy Policy Modernization Act addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)

Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.


Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House
Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House (October 9, 2015)

The lopsided vote on the Native American Energy Act came after Republicans fell into disarray due to leadership issues on Capitol Hill.


White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote
White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote (October 8, 2015)

The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration against a stand-alone Indian bill for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.


House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix
House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (July 24, 2015)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.


Republicans pull Interior funding bill over Confederate flag debate
Republicans pull Interior funding bill over Confederate flag debate (July 9, 2015)

The withdrawal came as the White House renewed objections to funding cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure
House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure (July 7, 2015)

President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.


Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition
Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition (June 30, 2015)

Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.


Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (June 26, 2015)

The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.


White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (June 24, 2015)

The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.


White House questions 'misplaced priorities' in appropriations bill
White House questions 'misplaced priorities' in appropriations bill (June 16, 2015)

The Office of Management and Budget is calling for more funding for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review
BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review (April 21, 2015)

The Part 83 reforms could be published in the Federal Register any day now.


White House cites threat to tribes in opposing water rights bill
White House cites threat to tribes in opposing water rights bill (March 13, 2014)

The White House is opposing H.R.3189, the Water Rights Protection Act, citing a threat to tribal rights.


Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget
Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget (March 4, 2014)

The Indian Health Service would see $4.6 billion under the fiscal year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama released today.


President Obama eyes $2.4B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs
President Obama eyes $2.4B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 4, 2014)

President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 today and asked Congress to provide $2.4 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


IHS due to take bigger cut  than expected  with budget sequester
IHS due to take bigger cut than expected with budget sequester (March 12, 2013)

Sequestration of the federal budget will take a bigger hit on the Indian Health Service than expected, Indian Country Today reports. IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux initially told tribal leaders to...


White House backs tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA bill
White House backs tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA bill (February 5, 2013)

President Barack Obama is once again backing provisions to recognize tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence crimes on reservations. The White House Office of Management and Budget...


S.E. Ruckman: White House budget office using old tribal data
S.E. Ruckman: White House budget office using old tribal data (December 19, 2012)

"Federal officials say the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) compiled list of population, enrollment and workforce statistics for Indian Country has not been updated since 2005. The figures...


White House raises veto threat against Republican VAWA bill
White House raises veto threat against Republican VAWA bill (May 16, 2012)

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto H.R.4970, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, because it lacks provisions that would protect Native American women. In a...


Audio: Subcommittee hearing on fracking on tribal lands
Audio: Subcommittee hearing on fracking on tribal lands (April 19, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on fracking on tribal lands. The Bureau of Land Management is considering rules to regulate hydraulic...


OST continues a downward trend with latest budget request
OST continues a downward trend with latest budget request (February 13, 2012)

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is once again slated for a cut under the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal that President Barack Obama released today. The...


Obama proposes another increase for IHS budget in FY2013
Obama proposes another increase for IHS budget in FY2013 (February 13, 2012)

The Indian Health Service will see another boost in its budget under the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal that President Barack Obama released today. According to the White House Office...


BIA budget mostly staying the same under FY2013 proposal
BIA budget mostly staying the same under FY2013 proposal (February 13, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs budget is mostly staying the same under the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal that President Barack Obama released today. According to the White House Office...


Mark Trahant: Real cuts to   BIA's budget are taking shape in DC
Mark Trahant: Real cuts to BIA's budget are taking shape in DC (August 22, 2011)

So far, most of the government’s austerity movement has been theoretical. We know the federal budget is shrinking, but the evidence of that has been slow to surface. Proposals to...


White House OMB posts documents for fiscal year 2012 budget
White House OMB posts documents for fiscal year 2012 budget (February 14, 2011)

The White House Office of Management and Budget has posted documents for the fiscal year 2012 budget. The Interior Department request is $12 billion. That's about the same as the...