Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Congressional and Legislative Affairs Office
Office Location & Phone
The Congressional and Legislative Affairs is a component of the organizational structure of the IHS which reports directly to the Office of the Director, and is a key component in the advocacy role of the agency in ensuring that legislation will benefit Indian country is promoted and enacted into law. Functions for Congressional and Legislative Affairs include:
- Reviewing proposed and pending legislation for the impact it might have on IHS funded programs.
- Acting as the point of contact for congressional offices and is called upon by those offices to provide technical assistance.
- Present briefings on IHS programs and issues facing the agency.
- Responsible for overseeing the budget formulation process of the agency.