NIHB Submits Letter to Senate Leadership on Tribal Priorities for next COVID-19 Relief package

On Tuesday June 2, NIHB submitted a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer urging that as the U.S. Senate negotiates the next COVID-19 relief package, that they maintain and build upon each of the critical Tribally-specific funding and legislative provisions included in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions or “HEROES” Act. Specifically, NIHB requested:

  • At least $1 billion investment in water and sanitation development in Indian Country
  • Technical fixes to maximize third party revenue from Medicare and Medicaid
  • Permanent reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians

Read the Full Letter or see all Advocacy Tools Page for all of our materials on the NIHB COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center.