January 20, 2004:Diary Entry

Today I met with the National Indian Health Board’s Executive Director and Legislative Director. I shared information on various issues including primarily the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) Re-authorization, the Indian Health Service Budget Formulation, and possible office space that I could rent from them.

I also met with Congressman Don Young and Cynthia Ahwinona. The meeting was to encourage the Congressman to get a Congressional Business Office (CBO) Score on the IHCIA. His office is now working on that.

Finally, I met with a Legislative Staffer for the Cherokee Nation.