"The issues brought up in the report are ones Indian Country has been very vocal about," said Brian Quint, government and legislative affairs associate at the Navajo Nation Washington Office. "There is an increase in collaborative efforts that is very encouraging." Read more
Four new members, two in the House and two in the Senate, joined the Navajo Nation Congressional Delegation for the 113th Congress. Members of the 113th Congress will be sworn in on January 3, 2013. Click here for more information.
The annual federal budget process begins with a detailed proposal from the President in February; Congress next develops a blueprint called a budget resolution that sets limits on how much each committee can spend (or reduce revenues) over the course of the year; and the terms of the budget resolution are then enforced against individual appropriations, entitlement bills, and tax bills on the House and Senate floors.