H.R. 623: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act

H.R. 623

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act

Sponsor
Rep.

Date
October 29, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on February 12, 2013, by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.  The bill was also referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which ordered the bill discharged.

Bill Summary

H.R. 623 provides for the transfer, by warranty deed and without consideration, a 2.79 acre parcel of federal land located in Anchorage Alaska, from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) “for use in connection with health and related programs.”

Background

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is non-profit health organization that provides health services to over 140,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people in the state of Alaska.[1] This legislation would allow the ANTHC to meet the needs of their patient base by providing them with the land to construct a patient housing facility on their grounds.  A housing facility would provide lodging for patients traveling from rural Alaska to receive care from the ANTHC hospital located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Cost

A formal CBO estimate is currently unavailable; however, CBO estimates no significant impact on the federal budget.

Additional Information

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