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Congressional and Legislative Affairs Office

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.

Please use this site to access legislative and other related materials pertaining to the American Indian and Alaska Native Health Care within the Indian Health Service.