H.J.Res. 80: American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety Act

H.J.Res. 80

American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety Act

Date
October 12, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the House will consider H.J.Res. 80, the American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Safety Act, under a closed rule.  H.J.Res. 80 was introduced on October 3, 2013 by Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID), Chairman of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Committee on Appropriations.   

Bill Summary

H.J.Res. 80 provides immediate funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service at the same rate and under the same conditions as in effect at the end of the just completed fiscal year. Funds are available until another appropriation (such as regular bill or CR) is enacted for these operations or December 15, 2013.

Background

Funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service is contained in the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (together, ‘‘Indian Affairs’’) provide services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to a service population of more than 1.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who are enrolled members of 566 federally recognized tribes in the 48 contiguous United States and Alaska.[1] On October 1, 2013, a lapse in federal funding resulted in a federal government shutdown, which is impacting services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Health, and Education.[2]

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting H.J.Res. 80 would result in budget authority of approximately $6.65 billion. 

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.