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TFMC Fall Cohort, December 2017

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Inno-Nations Inaugural Cohort, June 2017



ASU AIPI January 2018 Legislative Update

On Monday, January 21, 2018, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the Federal government through February 8, 2018, thereby ending a Federal government shutdown initiated on Friday, January 9. While the House of Representatives passed a short-term continuing resolution on Thursday, January 18, the bill failed to garner enough votes for passage in the Senate leading to a three-day long government shutdown. The majority of Democrats, and four Republicans, opposed last week's continuing resolution on the grounds of the bill lacking protections for nearly 800,000 immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The continuing resolution adopted on Monday, January 21, also included a six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as a delay of certain healthcare taxes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Joint Committee on Taxation released a reportstating that the delay of ACA taxes would reduce federal revenues by nearly $31 billion over ten years. 

January 2018 Legislative Update

ASU AIPI November 2017 Legislative Update

Throughout November Congress has focused on passing its Tax Reform bill. On November 16, 2017 the House of Representative passed H.R. 1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” by a vote of 227 in favor and 205 opposed with every Democrat in the House and 13 Republicans voting against the bill—on the same day the Senate Finance Committee passed its version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

November 2017 Legislative Update

ASU AIPI October 2017 Legislative Update

On September 27, 2017 the Trump Administration released its, “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code”, which provided Congress a framework for tax reform moving forward. Congressional action on tax reform is expected to occur in early November once reconciliation of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Federal Budget occurs between the House of Representatives and Senate. The Senate passed its version of the FY 2018 Budget on October 19, 2017, which included instructions on the reconciliation process that would allow Senate Republicans to pass a tax reform bill with a simple majority and avoid Democrat attempts to filibuster. House Republicans are set to vote on the Senate passed budget by the end of the week and trigger the reconciliation process to include discussions on tax reform.

October 2017 Legislative Update


February 2018 Newsletter

February 12, 2018


We are already in February! It's hard to believe.  During this past month, we've been a part of the AZ Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day, the Wiring the Rez Conference, and lectures here at ASU.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with what's going on both in the nation and in the state with regard to Indian Country.  We try to bring you the most relevant and timely information about happenings.

January 2018 Newsletter

Director's Message

Hachinchokmata! Ayoppa Afammi Himitta'! (Hello to everyone! Happy New Year)

November 2017 Newsletter

November 2, 2017

Director's Message


Fall is a busy time on a university campus and it's no exception at Arizona State University.  The month of November is Native American Heritage Month and there are a plethora of activities happening on our five campuses.

October 2017 Newsletter

We hope that your fall season is going well. In September, things really ramped up at AIPI.  This is the time of year we start planning our upcoming Tribal Financial Managers Certificate Training. We have also been working diligently on an economic development assessment for a regional Tribal Nation. Additionally, AIPI staff Dr. Traci Morris and Brian Howard attended the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Annual Conference in Denver, CO, where they both presented at different breakout sessions.