Trump Budget Proposal Leaves Tribes On Their Own

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 4:37 PM EDT) -- A year ago, President Barack Obama proposed to increase the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’ budget by over $137 million. President Donald Trump cuts it by over $303 million. Obama’s final budget reflected an enduring commitment to prioritize tribal nations and tribal sovereignty by increasing funding to better address trust and treaty obligations that had gone unmet for decades. Trump has shoved the pendulum backward with his first budget proposal by slashing $443 million from President Obama’s final budget proposal.

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