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Republicans eager to rain on historic funding achievement for Indian Country

 

January 5, 2023

Roselyn Tso, center, serves as Director of the Indian Health Service. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the second day in a row, Republicans have been unable to agree on a leader for their party in the U.S. House of Representatives.

But GOP lawmakers of all stripes have found one target in common - and it's not Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California), the would-be Speaker of the House. Since the start of the 118th Congress this week, they have repeatedly slammed the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that has brought historic levels of funding and long-overdue improvements to Indian Country.

"Twelve days ago, 4,000 pages showed up over here - $1.7 trillion in spending, 7,200 earmarks, 24 hours time to read it," Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania) said of the measure on the floor of the House on Wednesday.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2023/01/04/republicans-eager-to-rain-on-historic-funding-achievement-for-indian-country/

 

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