July 15, 2022

Vice Chairman Murkowski Votes to Advance Tso Nomination for IHS Director

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) held a business meeting to advance the nomination of Roselyn Tso, to be the Director of the Indian Health Service. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), supported Ms. Tso.  


“I will be supporting the nomination of Ms. Tso for the Director of the Indian Health Service. She and her family are American Indians who rely on the IHS for their healthcare. She gets it. It’s personal for her,” said Vice Chairman Murkowski during the SCIA business meeting. “She has served in the IHS for over 30 years, demonstrating her commitment to the agency’s mission and that she has the experience to lead the Service. I look forward to working with her and know that she will be committed to helping Alaska Natives, American Indians, and Native Hawaiians.”


Ms. Tso’s nomination was favorably reported by voice vote by the Committee. Her nomination now proceeds to the U.S. Senate floor for further consideration.


Murkowski is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.