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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters
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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters (April 26, 2018)

Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.

Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country
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Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.

Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike
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Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike (February 27, 2018)

The mother of Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, is hailing action on a bill to protect children across Indian Country.

Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle
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Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle (February 26, 2018)

A bill to help tribes develop AMBER Alert systems on their reservations is getting closer to final passage on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support
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Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)

Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump
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Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump (January 18, 2018)

Arizona’s two senators took President Donald Trump to task in separate forums, saying his attacks on the press and 'fake news' claims embolden dictators to crack down on media abroad and endanger democracy at home.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
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Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)

The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
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Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)

Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
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GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)

Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe
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House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe (October 30, 2017)

A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a critical water project is making its way through Congress.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
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Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes
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Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes (September 27, 2017)

Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain delivers blow to latest Republican health care bill (September 25, 2017)

Sen. John McCain cannot 'in good conscience' vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Republican leaders.

Cronkite News: Republicans in Senate aim for vote on Obamacare replacement
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Cronkite News: Republicans in Senate aim for vote on Obamacare replacement (September 21, 2017)

Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say how he will vote on a new Republican bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)

In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona
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Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona (August 23, 2017)

President Donald Trump returned to Arizona for the first time since the election, flinging heat about illegal immigration, the media and Arizona's elected leaders.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state (August 8, 2017)

A poll by Morning Consult looked at the popularity of each senator in his or her home state and put Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake in the bottom three – trailing only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)

A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl
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Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)

A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
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Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)

Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?

Republican bill to replace Affordable Care Act rejected in close Senate vote
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Republican bill to replace Affordable Care Act rejected in close Senate vote (July 28, 2017)

Key Democrats in the Senate were prepared to fight for Indian health care but it turns out they didn't need to, thanks to three Republicans.

Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition
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Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition (July 27, 2017)

The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear after President Donald Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve 'in any capacity' in the military.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform (July 26, 2017)

As the debate unfolds, the Senate is in a way making the case for why we need Native Americans in the legislative process.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate (July 26, 2017)

Sen. John McCain had 16 minutes of floor time and he used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate (July 25, 2017)

Less than a week after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) is returning to work in the nation's capital.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis (July 20, 2017)

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former two-term chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise on health care reform amid health crisis (July 19, 2017)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is weighing in on the health care debate as he recovers from an unexpected surgery.

Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill
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Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill (July 17, 2017)

The Republican healthcare bill looked like it was going to pass but then Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced his own health crisis.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
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Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)

Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.

President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation
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President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (May 10, 2017)

James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.

Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes
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Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country
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Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (April 18, 2017)

States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site
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Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site (March 14, 2017)

It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (December 7, 2016)

Democrats have already named Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) as vice chair while Republicans have not announced who will serve as chair.

Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat
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Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (November 9, 2016)

One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.

Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
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Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)

Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.

Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me
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Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me (October 13, 2016)

Alex Piechowski-Begay is a young member of the Navajo Nation who is preparing for his third trip to North Dakota.

Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court
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Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court (October 11, 2016)

Indian Country pays close attention to the Supreme Court due to the potential for damaging rulings on sovereignty, land and other issues.

Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
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Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)

The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump
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Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump (October 10, 2016)

Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin haven't said anything in the days since an explosive report in The Washington Post documented Donald Trump's comments about women.

Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
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Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)

Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.

Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
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Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)

The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.

Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote
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Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote (September 8, 2016)

Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) blew up when faced with opposition to his bill to take funds from Bureau of Indian Education schools for a voucher program.

John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick
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John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick (August 31, 2016)

Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary (August 26, 2016)

The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)

Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster
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Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)

A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.

John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support
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John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support (August 1, 2016)

Controversy has erupted over the Republican presidential nominees comments about an Iraqi war hero and his family.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property (July 11, 2016)

Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.

Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues
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Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (June 30, 2016)

The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump
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Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (June 7, 2016)

The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires (May 23, 2016)

Tribes have long complained that they are being ignored when it comes to federal agency forest management plans.

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill
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Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)

The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill
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Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (April 28, 2016)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (April 20, 2016)

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.

President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing
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President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.

Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts
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Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts (April 7, 2016)

The lack of inspections at Indian schools and the demotion of the top Indian education official drew focus at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE
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Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE (March 22, 2016)

Tribal leaders were noncommittal about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills (March 21, 2016)

A dramatic proposal to create a new Indian education agency within the Interior Department is on the agenda for an April 6 hearing.