Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Jeffries And 12 House Colleagues Urge President Obama And Congressional Leadership To Oppose Funding Cuts For Native Americans

Mar 1, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), joined by twelve of his House Colleagues, sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner that addressed the potential impact of sequestration cuts to Native American programs. The letter urges all parties to respect the Constitutional sovereignty of Native Americans living on tribal land with respect to the allocation of automatic spending cuts.

A copy of the letter can be read here:  Opposing Funding Cuts To Native American Programs.