President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget for Tribal Programs, Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 24, 2013   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the April 24, 2013 hearing, "The President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget for Tribal Programs" before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. From the opening statement of Maria Cantwell: "The President's overall request for Indian Affairs of the Department of Interior is $2.6 billion, which represents a $31 million increase over the Fiscal Year 2012 enacted level. And the Indian Health Service budget was increased $124 million for a budget total of $4.4 billion. […] The second legislative issue is the Ramah v. Salazar case. In that case, the court decided that the Government is responsible for full payment of contract support for those tribes who take over the programs for the Federal Government. The courts further stated that it is up to Congress to either fully fund this appropriation or to address this issue legislatively. This is an important issue that impacts every tribe in the Country since every tribe has had at least one self-determination contract with the Indian Health Services or the Department of Interior." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those from the following: Barrasso, Begich, Cantwell, Franken, Johnson, Murkowski, Schatz, Tester, Cathy Abramson, Jefferson Keel, Lloyd B. Miller, Yvette Roubideaux, John Sirois, Kevin Washburn, Thomas D. Thompson, W. Ron Allen, Thomas Anketell, David Z. Bean, Patty Brown-Schwalenberg, Charles Clement, Angela Cox, Karen R. Diver, Billy Frank, Jr., Donna Galbreath, Tom Maulson, Tom Miller, Gloria O'Neill, Joseph Pavel, Mike Crapo, Tom Udall, Julie Roberts-Hyslop, Robert Shepherd, Dennis Smith, Andy Teuber, Edward K. Thomas, Arlen Quetawki, and James E. Zorn.

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S. Hrg. 113-7; Senate Hearing 113-7
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