REMINDER: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Town Hall Meeting Today in Rapid City, Oversight Hearing Tomorrow

thuneheadernew John_Thune,_official_portrait,_111th_CongressREMINDER: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Town Hall Meeting Today in Rapid City, Oversight Hearing Tomorrow
Hearing to Be Streamed Live Online

WASHINGTON — Tomorrow, Friday, June 17, at the request of U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing in Rapid City, South Dakota, on the IHS Accountability Act of 2016, introduced last month by Thune and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee. Thune and Barrasso, as well as Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), will participate in the field hearing, which will be streamed live here.

Today, Thursday, June 16, staff from the Indian Affairs Committee will host a town hall meeting to discuss Thune’s bill and will be available to answer questions or receive feedback from the public.

Thursday, June 16:

WHAT: Staff-Led Town Hall Meeting on the IHS Accountability Act
WHEN: 2:00 p.m. MDT
WHERE: Rapid City Administration Building
3rd Floor Meeting Room East & West
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, S.D.

Friday, June 17:

WHAT: Field Hearing on the IHS Accountability Act
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. MDT
WHERE: Central High School Auditorium
433 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, S.D.

WITNESSES:

Mary Wakefield, PhD., R.N.,
Acting Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable William Bear Shield
Chairman, Rosebud Sioux Tribal Health Board, Rosebud, South Dakota

Ms. Wehnona Stabler
Tribal Health Director, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Walthill, Nebraska

Ms. Ardell Blueshield
Tribal Health Director, Spirit Lake Tribal Health, Fort Totten, North Dakota

Ms. Stacy Bohlen
Executive Director, National Indian Health Board, Washington, D.C.

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2 thoughts on “REMINDER: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Town Hall Meeting Today in Rapid City, Oversight Hearing Tomorrow

    1. Anne Beal

      The people who are not doing enough are the ones who are already getting paid to do the job but just can’t seem to do it, can’t really explain why they aren’t doing it, and nobody can fire them.
      They will now tell us that if we want them to do the job we are already paying them for, if we want them to be accountable and responsible, it will cost us more money.
      As for transparency, they will inform us that the Health Information Privacy Act prevents them from revealing what they have done with the money they’ve already received.