As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Congressional and Legislative Affairs
Congressional and Legislative Affairs is a key component of the Indian Health Service Office of the Director. Functions of 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.
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.