Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Essential Federal and Tribal Programs from Future Budget Uncertainty

Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Essential Federal and Tribal Programs from Future Budget Uncertainty

Legislation would authorize advance funding for federally-operated tribal programs related to health and public safety

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, along with U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act (IPAAA) to protect essential federal and tribal programs from the detrimental impacts of budgetary uncertainty caused by government shutdowns and short-term funding packages.