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Date Title Officials Location
July 14, 2016 Noem Statement on Reopening of Rosebud Emergency Department Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 14, 2016 Rosebud IHS Emergency Room to Reopen Friday After 7 Months Rep. Kristi Noem Sioux Falls, SD
July 14, 2016 Rosebud Emergency Department to Reopen Friday Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 14, 2016 Noem, Colleagues Support Investments in IHS, Wildfire Prevention; Stop WOTUS, DC Booth Closure Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 13, 2016 IHS Leader Testifies Again Before Congress Rep. Kristi Noem Sioux Falls, SD
July 13, 2016 Thune Leads Senate REBOOT Members in Introducing Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Thune Leads Senate REBOOT Members in Introducing Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 HEALTTH Act Addresses Healthcare Obstacles in Indian Country Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Noem Pushes Forward on IHS Accountability Bill Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Congress Questions Indian Health Service Staff, Management Rep. Kristi Noem Sioux Falls, SD
July 12, 2016 Noem's IHS Bill Working Way Through Congress Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 8, 2016 Weekly Column: Breaking Barriers to Mental Healthcare Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 6, 2016 House Passes Sweeping Mental Health Reforms Cosponsored by Noem Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Request for Audit of Indian Health Service Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Wall Street Journal- Barasso and Thune: Government Hospitals Are Failing Native Americans Sen. John Thune Unknown
June 30, 2016 Kristi Noem Tackling Third World Conditions at IHS Facilities Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Democrats Reject Critical Funding to Combat Zika Virus Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Murphy, Network Director of the VA Midwest Healthcare Network - Concern Over Staff Downsizing at Hot Springs VA Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Noem calls for IHS to "get out of the hospital business' Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Senate Passes Thune Bill That Would Improve Access to Rural Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Committee Approves Thune, Rounds Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Noem Meets with IHS Officials, Tribal Members in Rosebud Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
May 25, 2016 Sen. Thune Pushes for IHS Accountability Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Disapproving A Rule Submitted By the Department of Labor Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 V-A to Voluntarily Implement Bipartisan Provision to Enhance V-A Medical Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Barrasso and Thune Introduce Bill to Reform the Indian Health Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Zika Virus Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Demand for Answers From the Indian Health Service Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Delegation Demands Answers From the Indian Health Service Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Delegation Demands Answers From the Indian Health Service Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Delegation Demands Answers From the Indian Health Service Sen. John Thune Unknown
May 12, 2016 Noem to Introduce Legislation Addressing Tribal Health Crisis Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Barrasso, M.D., Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee - Urge for Indian Affairs Committee to Consider Audit of Failing IHS System Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Mr. Chris Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Administrative Company - Consulting Fees Draining Rural Health Care Telecommunications Fund Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Thune Bill Offers Immediate Help for Combatting Zika Virus Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Thune Bill Would Create Independent Oversight Position for Veterans Choice Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Call for Withdrawal of Proposed Drug Rule for Medicare Part B Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Call for the Improvement of Meaningful Use Program for Health IT Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Rounds Introduces Legislation to Help Treat PTSD Among Service Members Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Delay Changes to Medicare's Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Thune, Heitkamp Introduce Bill to Stabilize Access to Medically Necessary Equipment in Rural America Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Newscenter1 - Senate Hopes to Combat Drug Overdoses With New Legislation Sen. John Thune Unknown
March 10, 2016 Rounds Introduces Legislation to Gain VA Financial Accountability Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Halt Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Weekly Column: Invisible Illness Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 2, 2016 Rounds Discusses Veterans' Access to Health Care with VFW Representatives during Joint Hearing Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 11, 2016 Noem Presses HHS Secretary on Tribal Health Care Crisis Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Rear Admiral Kevin Meeks, Acting Area Director of Great Plains Area Indian Health Service - Request for Monthly Updates Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2016 Weekly Column: Raising Standards, Saving Lives Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Thune: IHS Leaders Must Be Held Accountable for Systemic Facility Failures Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Rounds Issues Statement from Hearing on Native American Health Care in the Great Plains Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Rounds Participates in Veterans Suicide Prevention Forum Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Rounds Participates in Veterans Suicide Prevention Forum Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Committee Approves Thune Provision to Block EPA Regulation of Fishing Tackle Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 Thune: Child Nutrition Bill a Step Forward for Students in South Dakota Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Noem, Pascrell Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medication Adherence for Seniors Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 17, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2015 Noem, Schakowsky Aim to Increase Mental Health Care Access for Medicare Recipients Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Heads to President for Signature Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2015 Weekly Column: A Prescription for Rural South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Nov. 19, 2015 Thune, Heitkamp Ensure Beneficiary Access to Durable Medical Equipment Sen. John Thune Unknown
Nov. 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Thune Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Rural Health Care Passes Senate Commerce Committee Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Executive Session -- Multiple Agenda Items Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to ESEA Conference Committee - Youth Suicide in Indian Country Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald - Tri-State Delegation Requests Extended Public Comment Period of Reconfiguration of Black Hills Health Care System Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 In Advance of Veterans Day, Rounds, Colleagues Introduce New Legislation to Improve Staffing at VA Health Centers Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald - Tri-State Delegation Requests Extended Public Comment Period of Reconfiguration of Black Hills Health Care System Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald - Tri-State Delegation Requests Extended Public Comment Period of Reconfiguration of Black Hills Health Care System Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Approach to Suicide Crisis Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - IHS's Approach to Suicide Crisis Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Approach to Suicide Crisis Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 29, 2015 Murphy, Thune, Isakson, and Donnelly Introduce Bill to Encourage Healthy Living Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - MLR Payments and PRC Program Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Administration Will Keep Lean Red Meat in 2015 Dietary Guidelines Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Rounds Signs on to VETS Act Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General - Request HHS Inspector General Examine Fetal Tissue Research Practices, Planned Parenthood Compliance Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Investigation of Planned Parenthood Tissue Practices Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Investigation of Planned Parenthood Tissue Practices Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General - Request HHS Inspector General Examine Fetal Tissue Research Practices, Planned Parenthood Compliance Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Weekly Column: Double-Digit Disaster Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Adopt Stage Two Modifications for Electronic Health Records Program, Make Rules for Stage Three Final No Sooner Than 2017 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to The Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget and The Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 11, 2015 Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2015 Argus Leasder - Noem sponsors bill to end Planned Parenthood funding Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Aug. 3, 2015 Thune Bill Would Improve Access, Availability of Rural Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Halt of Obama Plan to use Social Security to Restrict Gun Rights Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 Weekly Column: Fighting Diabetes with Research Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
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