For Immediate Release
March 9, 2022
Manu Tupper or Mike Inacay (Schatz) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schatz Statement on Indian Health Service Director Nomination
President Biden Nominates Roselyn Tso To Lead IHS
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s nomination of Roselyn Tso to serve as Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS). If confirmed, Tso would lead IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that delivers health services to approximately 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives across the nation through a comprehensive federal, Tribal, and urban Indian health care system.
“The Indian Health Service Director plays a critical role in raising the health status of Native peoples and upholding the federal government’s trust responsibility to Native communities,” said Chairman Schatz. “I am committed to seeking Indian Country’s input on Ms. Tso’s nomination as the Committee carefully considers her qualifications.”