Cosponsor the Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act

As our federal government is once again operating under a continuing resolution, I want to ask for your support for the
Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act (H.R. 1128), a legislative fix to address the disproportionate harm that delays in federal funding cause throughout Indian Country. The 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year
put a tragic spotlight on the clear need for advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service (IHS) and for the Bureaus of Indian Affairs and Indian Education (BIA and BIE). Basic everyday needs like health clinics, tribal justice services, and social
services for children, families, and seniors went unfunded, putting Native American communities at risk. These programs are critical to life, health, and safety in these communities, and the federal government has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure
funding for our trust and treaty responsibilities is not interrupted. Advance appropriations for Indian Country are a promising avenue to ensure that the nation can better meet its commitment to uphold trust and treaty responsibilities.

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