COVID-19 in Indian Country
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement today after House Democrats introduced the next COVID-19 emergency response bill, The Heroes Act(H.R. 6800).

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing new comprehensive legislation, The Heroes Act, to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, including efforts to increase aid to essential workers and state, local and tribal governments in the upcoming CARES 2 package.

House Democrats today introduced The Heroes Act, a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that will meet the challenge this pandemic poses to our nation.

Tribal governments -- and only tribal governments -- will be in line for another $20 billion in coronavirus relief under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Congress.

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Arizona) led a bipartisan letter calling for dedicated funding for Indian Health Service, Tribal health programs, and Urban Indian Health Organizations (I/T/U) to recover from significant COVID-19 related losses.

The Tribal COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Cost Share Relief Act would waive the cost-sharing requirement and grant 100 percent funding for all Indian Tribal governments.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for more money for tribal, urban Indian and federal Indian health programs to help them recover from significant COVID-19 related losses in revenue.

Sen. Mike Rounds (R), Sen. John Thune (R) and Rep. Dusty Johnson (R) will host a joint telephone townhall for South Dakota on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) released a statement in response to the Trump administration's plan for distributing $4.8 billion of the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to tribal governments.

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) participated in an online forum on the need to provide direct relief to local governments in future COVID-19 legislation.

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) is asking a simple question: Where is the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to tribes?

Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M) strongly criticized the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) efforts to open sacred tribal lands in New Mexico to new oil and gas extraction during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

'The Coronavirus Relief Fund we passed in the CARES Act is meant to ensure Tribal and Alaska Native governments have the resources they need to continue government services and save the lives of those in their community,' Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) said.

Rep. Greg Stanton urged President Donald Trump to take immediate action to eliminate the Federal Emergency Management Agency local cost share to help the Navajo Nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new coronavirus relief bill provides $750 million to Indian Country for COVID-19 testing and response.

For Immediate Release April 21, 2020 Luján Announces “Community Champions” Initiative to Showcase New Mexicans Serving Their Communities     Nambé, N.M. – Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced the “Community Champions” initiative to showcase New Mexicans who are bravely serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing public health […]

The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island is one of six tribal governments suing the Trump administration in order to prevent for-profit corporations from cashing in on an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is scheduled to participate in a live-streamed roundtable with tribal leaders to discuss the Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on the Trump administration to prevent Alaska Native corporations from receiving a share of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.