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Hobbs Straus litigated a case establishing the right of a tribal organization to contract under Public Law 93-638 in a service area that was not a "reservation" in Rapid City Indian Health Board v. IHS, IBIA No. 97-100-A.

Legislative Advocacy & Analysis

  • Provide a complete range of lobbying, agency coordination, and general government relations services;
  • Prepare position papers, testimony, regulatory comments, and briefing materials;
  • Draft legislation and advocate for enactment of legislation;
  • Facilitate and attend meetings with key members of Congress and the Administration and their staffs;
  • Provide specialized legislative and regulatory analysis and assistance, including appropriations and self-determination issues, health care, child welfare, public broadcasting, and gaming procedures; and
  • Work to defeat legislation that presents threats to tribal sovereignty and self-determination, including Congressional proposals to legislatively abolish tribal sovereign immunity, curtail tribal gaming rights, limit self-determination rights, and limit tribal rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act.


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