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AIPI 2017 Annual Report

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TFMC Spring Cohort, June 2018

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AIPI June 2018 Legislative Update

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization by a vote of 213-211. Previously, H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018", failed to pass by vote on May 18, 2018 due to many Members of Congress wanting to focus on legislation aimed at immigration reform as well as Democrat opposition to the inclusion of work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Passage of H.R. 2 included the work requirements for those participating in the SNAP program, which led to all Democrat Members voting in opposition to the bill with 20 Republicans joining. Four Members of the House were absent during the vote--two Democrats, Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ-10), and Rep. Hakeen Jeffries (D-NY-8), and two Republicans, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL-4), and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA-4). The Senate is expected to hold a vote on its version of the 2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization by the end of this week.

AIPI May 2018 Legislative Update

On May 18, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives attempted to hold a vote on H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018", otherwise commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization. The Farm Bill is reauthorized every eight years, is set to expire at the end of September 2018, and supports much of the nation's agriculture industry. Specifically, the Farm Bill has provided support for farmers and non-farmers alike in the areas of commodities, conservation, trade and international food aid, nutrition assistance, farm credit, rural development, research and extension activities, forestry, horticulture, and crop insurance. 

AIPI April 2018 Legislative Update

Following a two week recess, Congress reconvened for business on April 9th. One major piece of Tribal legislation considered in the Senate included S.140, "A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund". S. 140, which was passed by the House of Representatives on January 10th, included the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) as an attached legislative item.

Read more at April 2018 Legislative Update

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July 2018 Newsletter

Spring TFMC Draws In Another Diverse Cohort

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June 2018 Newsletter

AIPI Staff Attend 36th Annual NAFOA Conference 

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May 2018 Newsletter

TFMC Features Experts in Tribal Financial Matters