Congress Reaches Deal to Avert Government Shutdown

February 15, 2019
Congress Reaches Deal to Avert Government Shutdown  Passage Expected Today February 14, 2019 Congressional leaders have submitted legislation that would end the funding impasse over border security by providing $1.375 billion for physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico Border. The 1,100-page legislation also contains funding for 9 other federal departments and dozens federal agencies - including the Indian Health Service (IHS) - through... Read More >>

FEMA Bulletin Week of Feb. 11, 2019

February 12, 2019
FEMA Appoints National Advisory Council Members FEMA announced today that Administrator Brock Long appointed 10 new members to serve three-year terms on FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC is a federal advisory committee of up to 35 members who advise the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management to ensure input from and coordination with state, local, tribal and territorial... Read More >>

Washington Report: Issue 19-07

February 12, 2019
In This Issue:   TOP STORY Second Budget Deadline of 2019 Approaches   NIHB UPDATES NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN! Call for Proposals for Poster Presentation at Upcoming Conferences Now Open! NIHB Accepting Nominations for Native Public Health Innovation Awards & Native Behavioral Health Award Environmental Health Listening Session Announcement   CAPITOL HILL UPDATES Congress Continues Exploring... Read More >>

House Interior Appropriations Announces Public Witness Hearings

February 12, 2019
House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Announces Public Witness Hearing Days March 6 & 7, 2019 Requests due to Committee by February 11, 2019 February 6, 2019 The House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies has announced its public witness hearing dates on March 6 & 7, 2019. These hearings are an annual opportunity to provide testimony regarding funding levels for the Indian... Read More >>

2019 State of Indian Nations: Speakers, Watch Party Social Media Toolkit, and More!

February 12, 2019
On Monday, February 11, 2019, NCAI President Jefferson Keel will deliver the 2019 State of Indian Nations address. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. ET via our livestream event as we broadcast live from Knight Studios at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.: 2019 State of Indian Nations Speakers President Jefferson Keel Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM) Click here to sign up for a State of Indian Nations... Read More >>

Two Bipartisan Tester Bills to Support Native Americans Gain Momentum

February 7, 2019
Two Bipartisan Tester Bills to Support Native Americans Gain Momentum Senators’ Bills to Revitalize Native American Languages, Support Homeless Native American Veterans Pass Committee (U.S. Senate) – Two bipartisan bills authored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester to better support Native American veterans and strengthen Native languages today passed a key legislative hurdle. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today debated and then... Read More >>

Washington Report: Issue 19-06

February 6, 2019
February 5, 2019 |  Issue 19-06                   Missed Last Week's Washington Report? Click Here to Visit our Archives!  UPCOMING EVENTS    IHS Call with Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders February 7, 2019 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Dial In: 800-857-5577 Passcode: 6703929     CHAP TAG Virtual Meeting February 8, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 Eastern Dial In: 855-447-5646 Conference ID: 7292572     MMPC Face to... Read More >>

What’s the Environmental Health Listening Session Project?

February 6, 2019
Environmental Health Listening Session Project Another Opportunity for the Climate and Health Learning Community     For several years, the National Indian Health Board has hosted the Climate Ready Tribes (CRT) initiative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As part of this project, NIHB has provided funding and support to Tribes to conduct local climate and health work, offered... Read More >>

Honoring Nations Awardee Highlight, Grant Applications, and More!

February 6, 2019
    JANUARY 29, 2019 Donate Now!     New on NCAI’s YouTube Channel: Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Indian Child Welfare Act Partnership (Harvard Honoring Nations 2018)   At NCAI’s 2018 Annual Convention in October, Harvard Honoring Nations – which identifies and celebrates outstanding programs in tribal self-governance – bestowed its 2018 Honoring Nations Awards on six worthy recipients for their difference-making approaches in critical areas of... Read More >>

HHS Weekly Stakeholder Bulletin – January 28-February 1, 2019

February 6, 2019
Weekly Stakeholder Bulletin Week of January 28 to February 1, 2019 HHS TOP NEWS Trump Administration Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients January 31, 2019 CMS TOP NEWS CMS Proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment and Policy Updates to Maximize Competition and Coverage January 30, 2019  2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice Part II and... Read More >>