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Letter

 

Sending Office: Committee on Natural Resources
Sent By:
Qay-liwh.Ammon@mail.house.gov

 

Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsors (4): Cole, Kirkpatrick, Gallego, Haaland

Dear Colleague,

Please join us in supporting the H.R. 2414 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act. Since its establishment in 1992, the Morris K. Udall and Steward L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation)
has awarded over $700,000 in fellowships and $8,000,000 in scholarships to passionate students, provided over 255 Native American interns with experience in more than 60 congressional offices, and exposed over 3,000 youth to national park and wilderness conservation
through its Parks in Focus program.

The Udall Foundation conducts research and provides training to Native American and Alaska Native leaders on health care issues and tribal public policy through the Native Nations Institute for Leadership,
Management, and Policy. Furthermore, the Udall Foundation houses the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, which under this bill will be renamed the John S. McCain III U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. The only substantive
difference in H.R. 2414 from the 115th Congress is that it will change the administrative percentage from 20% to 17.5%. All other aspects remain consistent.

In 2012, the leadership of the Udall Foundation worked closely with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of the Interior (DOI) to
conduct thorough reviews of every program to ensure proper stewardship of the Udall Foundation. Earlier last year, the Foundation was advised by GAO and the OIG-DOI that it is operating with all the necessary internal controls in place. This reauthorization
bill will allow for these positive changes to continue to be implemented. A previous version of this bill passed the Senate in the 115th Congress.

Please join us by cosponsoring H.R. 2414 to amend the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act to ensure the work of this Foundation continues to be instrumental towards educating our Nation’s
young leaders on environmental, health, and Native American policy. If your member would like to cosponsor H.R. 2414, please contact Naomi Miguel (
naomi.miguel@mail.house.gov)
and/or Qay-liwh Ammon (
qay-liwh.ammon@mail.house.gov).

 

Sincerely,

Raúl M. Grijalva                  Tom Cole                           Ruben Gallego                      Ann Kirkpatrick

Member of Congress           Member of Congress         Member of Congress             Member of Congress

 

 

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