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South Dakota congressman Dusty Johnson spoke about a handful of issues with the media Tuesday from Washington D.C.

 

First, Johnson spoke about a tribal relations bill he helped author and sheppard through the house. The bill called the Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act, considered tribal grant schools eligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefit program. According to Johnson, this will deliever millionsof dollars to tribal student's education...

 

 

 

 

 

The bill passed the house and now moves to the senate where all the attention is currenlty on Republicans trying to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away last Friday. Johnson says he understands the mangnitude of the situation, but also says there are other things that need attention in the Senate before the end of the legislative calendar...

 

 

 

 

Back in the House, a continuing resolution or CR is currently being negotitated to fund government for the near future. Johnson says there is a lot of chaos surrounding that situation...

 

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