I expect that the impeachment of Donald Trump hearings will closely resemble a circus by the time the head clown and his supporting clowns go into their acts.
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.
Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.
The cost of prescription drugs has gotten out of control and Americans are paying way too much for life-saving treatments.
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
Two years ago, tax reform was a great Christmas gift to Oklahomans and it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
When the government has a full or even partial lapse in funding, it can needlessly cause billions of dollars of damage to the economy.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.
A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.
For the first time since Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996, pundits aren’t sure whether Arizona will vote red or blue in 2020.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Lawmakers split along party lines as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.
Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.
When lawmakers returned for legislative session after the extended work period, House Democrats had an opportunity to turn a new leaf and actually get things done for the American people.
A panel of lawmakers, advocates and medical professionals shared sobering stories about gun violence in the hopes of spurring the U.S. Congress into action.
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
Democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid controversy over his dealings with a foreign nation.
The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
With 6.9 million open jobs in our country, we should provide people with the education and resources they need to succeed.
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.
The economic success that America has experienced lately is truly historic.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.