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Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill
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Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill (June 22, 2018)

Conservative Republicans bucked their party’s leaders and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill in the House.

Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation
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Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation (June 15, 2018)

Republican leaders derailed an attempt to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, drawing outrage from Democrats.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill (May 15, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
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Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
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Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
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Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails
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Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails (January 31, 2018)

Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
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President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)

The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
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Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)

Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs
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Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia
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President Trump defends groups 'innocently' protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia (August 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is again facing widespread condemnation for his response to racial violence in Virginia but there's little evidence that he will face consequences within his own Republican party.

Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care
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Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (March 27, 2017)

President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.

Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare
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Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (January 16, 2017)

Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.

Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law
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Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (January 4, 2017)

The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement
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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement (December 5, 2016)

Key Democrats in Congress are joining Indian Country in celebrating the historic decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline but one lawmaker isn't on board.

Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump
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Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (November 21, 2016)

During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.

Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes
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Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (November 18, 2016)

Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.

Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office
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Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office (November 11, 2016)

Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.

Top GOP lawmaker abandons Donald Trump ahead of election
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Top GOP lawmaker abandons Donald Trump ahead of election (October 11, 2016)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House, became the highest-ranking Republican leader to abandon presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service
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Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (June 23, 2016)

The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.

Mark Trahant: GOP isn't getting much attention in Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: GOP isn't getting much attention in Indian Country (March 28, 2016)

Who’s winning Indian Country this presidential election season?

Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos
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Mark Trahant: The real business of leading in a time of chaos (December 16, 2015)

The debate was kind of like looking at a traffic accident. You drive by not wanting to peek, but then you do, and it’s awful, so you think, 'why did I do that?'

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan wrong about Indian health care funding
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Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan wrong about Indian health care funding (March 4, 2014)

Paul Ryan is wrong. Way wrong.

Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts
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Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts (December 11, 2013)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) announced a budget deal on Tuesday that curbs some of the impact of sequestration.

House Republicans approve deep cuts to federal  programs
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House Republicans approve deep cuts to federal programs (May 22, 2013)

By a party-line vote, House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved deep cuts to the federal government's budget. Republicans on the committee voted in favor of a 19 percent cut to...

Mark Trahant: Counting on tribes to bail out the government
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Mark Trahant: Counting on tribes to bail out the government (January 14, 2013)

"The Idaho congressional delegation represents the divide that is the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Mike Simpson, from Blackfoot, is a traditional conservative. He could be counted...

Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats stoke fears about Republican budget
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Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats stoke fears about Republican budget (November 6, 2012)

"In their recent letter to Indian Country Today Media Network, Congressmen Ed Markey and Ben Ray Lujan expressed concern that chronically underfunded tribal programs are in jeopardy of damaging further...

Ed Markey and  Ben Lujan: Republican cuts hurt Indian Country
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Ed Markey and Ben Lujan: Republican cuts hurt Indian Country (November 2, 2012)

"As the Ranking Members of the Natural Resources Committee and the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, which has primary jurisdiction over Indian issues in the House of Representatives,...

Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate
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Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate (October 12, 2012)

During the vice presidential debate on Thursday night, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said he met a soldier from the Menominee Nation...

Lobbyists say Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week
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Lobbyists say Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week (August 22, 2012)

Two lobbyists told Indian Country Today that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week. Details were scarce but the meeting apparently took place August 17 in...

Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country
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Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country (August 21, 2012)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wants to cut funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, House...

Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation
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Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation (August 21, 2012)

President Barack Obama won't be there but the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is still excited to welcome his re-election team to the reservation today. Campaign representatives and other supporters will...

Turtle Talk: Rep. Paul Ryan's negative record on Indian issues
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Turtle Talk: Rep. Paul Ryan's negative record on Indian issues (August 15, 2012)

"111th Congress H.R. 3590, Permanent Reauthorization of Indian Health Care Improvement Act Rep. Ryan voted against permanently reauthorizing the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml H.R. 725, Tribal Law and...

Spouse of Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney VP pick, has Indian ancestry
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Spouse of Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney VP pick, has Indian ancestry (August 11, 2012)

For the second presidential election in a row, the spouse of the Republican vice presidential pick has Indian ancestry. Janna Ryan, the wife of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), has Chickasaw...

Mark Trahant: GOP proposal for    Medicaid   affects Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: GOP proposal for Medicaid affects Indian Country (April 4, 2011)

The national budget debate is multi-directional. Most of the story, so far, has centered on this year’s federal spending, basically how to strip dollars from a fiscal year that’s roughly...