Overriding the Trump Budget, Congress Passes Funding to Increase Some Indian Country Programs

Published March 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Despite recommendations in the Trump Budget to cut many programs that impact Indian Country, Congress passed a fiscal 2018 omnibus bill that was sent to the White House for the president’s signature. The total signed by the president was a $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that will allow for the operations of the federal goverment for the remainder of fiscal 2018 that ends on September 30, 2018.

Indian Programs Funding

Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education – $2.4 billion; a 3.1 percent increase

Indian land and water settlements – $55 million; a 23 percent increase

Indian Health Service (IHS) – $5.5 billion; a 10 percent increase

Indian Education under title VI of Elementary and Secondary Education Act – $180 million; a 9 pecent increase.




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