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Hoeven Opening Statement at Hearing on Indian Health Service

Synopsis: WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, held a legislative hearing on November 9th to hear testimony regarding S. 465, the Independent Outside Audit of the Indian Health Service Act of 2017, and S. 1400, the Safeguarding Tribal Object of Patrimony Act of 2017. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Deputy Director of Management Operations at the Indian Health Service, the Chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, and the Governor of the Pueblo of Acoma provided testimony. In regards to S. 465, Senator Hoeven said, "The assessment is intended to lead to recommendations on how the IHS, tribes, and other stakeholders can improve health care delivery and services provided by the IHS."

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