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IHS Leader Details Agency Action Spurred By Abuse Scandal

Law360 (May 2, 2019, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The acting head of the Indian Health Service defended the agency's $5.9 billion budget Wednesday to a Senate subcommittee and said the agency is moving to exert better control over its staff following the conviction of an IHS doctor for sexually abusing Native boys.

IHS Principal Deputy Director Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee appeared at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to discuss the Trump administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency, which Weahkee noted marks an increase of $140 million over the agency's appropriated funding...

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