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Navajo Nation Vice President Ben Shelly confers with Navajo Nation Washington Office lawyer Randall Simmons, who oversees health care legislation.

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Democrat senators meet with tribal leaders to discuss Indian legislation

Vice President Ben Shelly advocates for Navajo inclusion in Congressional legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A call to put pressure on the House of Representatives to take up the Indian Health Care Improvement Act was made June 18 at the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting at the Capitol. Navajo Nation Vice President Ben Shelly was one of several invited tribal leaders who attended a specially called meeting where eight U.S. Senators met at the Mansfield Capitol room to dialogue with tribal leaders on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.