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4/6/2016 CRS Report – Indian Health Service (IHS) Funding: Fact Sheet

April 7, 2016

The Indian Health Service (IHS) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the lead federal agency charged with improving the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

2/2/16 CRS Report: Highways and Highway Safety on Indian Lands

February 8, 2016

Cars and trucks are the primary means of transportation on Indian lands, mostly rural areas that cover about 56 million acres. There are about 145,000 miles of roads, owned variously by tribal, federal, state, and local governments, which provide access to and within these areas.

INDIAN AFFAIRS: Bureau of Indian Education Needs to Improve Oversight of School Spending

November 14, 2014

Unlike public schools, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools receive almost all of their funding from federal sources. BIE directly operates about a third of its schools, and tribes operate two-thirds. According to BIE data, all of the BIE schools received a total of about $830 million in fiscal year 2014: about 75 percent from […]

Support Tribal Sovereignty and Economic Development

October 15, 2014

Dear Colleague:
Land ownership is a critical economic development tool. H.R. 4867, the Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act would aid economic development in the City of Banning, California through a common-sense land swap supported by all of the parties involved.

Support American Indian Homeownership

April 1, 2014

Dear Colleague:
Please join us in supporting funding for the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by signing the below letter to the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. The letter recommends that the Subcommittee provide robust funding for this program in the FY2015 T-HUD Appropriations bill.

Support Bipartisan Letter for Native American Housing Funding

March 28, 2014

Dear Colleague:
Please join us in supporting robust funding for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program by signing the below letter to the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee.