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Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.

The sparring began as Secretary Ryan Zinke started making the rounds on Capitol Hill last month and resumed his discussions this week. Though he insists the Department of the Interior can make do with the amounts in his fiscal year 2019 budget request, almost no one -- tribes and lawmakers alike -- believes him.


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