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BIA and IHS schedule consultation about contract support costs

The Obama administration has scheduled a tribal consultation session to talk about contract support costs.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service have agreed to fully fund support costs for self-determination contracts in fiscal year 2014. But Congress has directed the agencies to submit a work plan by May 17 in response to tribal concerns.

The consultation will take place Tuesday, March 11, at the Westin Washington Hotel on 1400 M Street NW in Washington, D.C. The session coincides with the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Written comments are also being accepted until April 22, according to a notice published in today's issue of the Federal Register.

Federal Register Notice:
Contract Support Costs (February 21, 2014)

Relevant Documents:
FY14 Omnibus Text & Joint Explanatory Statement | Detailed Omnibus Summary | Subcommittee Allocations

Supreme Court Decisions:
Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter (June 18, 2012)
Cherokee Nation v. Leavitt:
Cherokee Nation v. Leavitt (March 1, 2005)

Related Stories:
BIA and IHS agree to fully fund contract support costs for 2014 (2/18)
Budget bill urges solution to contract support cost battle (01/15)

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