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