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H.R. 292: HOT-R Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 292

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Ruiz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt Alaska Native and American Indian programs from sequestration.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Honoring Our Trust Relationships Act of 2017 or the HOT-R Act.

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American Indian and Alaska Native programs

Section 255 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 905) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

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American Indian and Alaska Native programs

The following programs shall be exempt from reduction under any order issued under this part:

  • All programs, regardless of their respective administering agencies, that primarily serve Indians, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as those terms are defined under section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)).
  • All programs administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • All programs administered by the Bureau of Indian Education.
  • All programs administered by the Indian Health Service.
  • All programs administered by the Office of Indian Education of the Department of Education and all programs authorized under title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.).
  • All programs administered by the Office of Native American Programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • All Tribal Justice and Safety programs administered by the Department of Justice.
  • All programs administered by the Administration for Native Americans of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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