WASHINGTON DC –
U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, announced Wednesday the committee will conduct a hearing on Thursday, April 23, to consider President Barrack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Yvette D. Roubideaux to be Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS).
The hearing will take place at 2:15 PM, in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The Indian Health Service is responsible for fulfilling the federal government’s trust responsibility to provide health care for the members of 562 federally recognized tribes throughout the United States and the 1.9 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives who live on or near Indian reservations. The IHS has approximately 700 health facilities within its service delivery areas. The 2009 annual IHS budget is approximately $3.58 billion.
WHO: Senators: Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman; John Barrasso (R-WY), Vice-Chairman and others.
WITNESSES: Dr. Gerald Hill, President, Association of American Indian Physicians, Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma; Dr. Yvette D. Roubideaux, nominee for Director of the Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
WHAT: Hearing on President Barrack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Yvette Roubideaux to be Director of the Indian Health Service.
WHEN: 2:15 PM, Thursday, April 23.
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
WHY: To consider the nomination of Dr. Yvette Roubideaux to be Director of the Indian