An Update on HR 4913

Tunica-Biloxi Applauds the Introduction of HR 4913 by Congresswoman Julia Letlow (R-Louisiana)

The Tribal Council of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana wishes to thank Congresswoman Iulia Letlow for introducing HR 4913 on behalf of the Tribe. HR 4913 is also sponsored by Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (D-Texas). HR 4913 would expand the service area of the Tribe to include Harris and Brazoria Counties in Texas to enable to the Tribe to be able to use its purchase/referred care funds from the Indian Health Service to be able to help to provide healthcare to the Tribe’s citizens living in the Houston, Texas area. It is vital that the Tribe be able to do this during a global pandemic. Chairman Marshall Pierite said “Tunica-Biloxi has worked tirelessly to forge strong relationships with members of Congress and the introduction of this legislation shows that our hard work has paid off. Myself and the Tribal Council are dedicated to seeing this legislation pass and are excited to be able to help our citizens in Texas be able to access the healthcare that they need.” The Tribal Council looks forward to a hearing being held for HR 4913 and being able to participate for the passage of this legislation.

The Tribal Council remains dedicated to working to provide access to healthcare to all Tribal members both on and off the reservation.