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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.
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Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
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“From their distinguished service in the Armed Forces, to their contributions as teachers, doctors, lawyers, artists, and entrepreneurs, Native Americans continue to play a crucial role in the growth and success of the United States,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.
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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
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Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?
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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.
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Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?
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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
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“This legislation addresses a tragic issue in Indian Country and will help to establish better law enforcement practices,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
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Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
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“I believe that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would have dangerous implications for Indian Country,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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A “life-changing” diabetes program for Indian Country will expire unless Congress takes action.
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Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony on bills addressing Indian health and tribal lands.
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Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
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Three tribal leaders and one federal official will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
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A powerful Republican lawmaker is accusing the National Congress of American Indians of engaging in “divisiveness” in connection with a bitter dispute over billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief.