H.R.6785 - FEMA Tribal Coordinator Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 05/08/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/11/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6785 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/08/2020)
FEMA Tribal Coordinator Act
This bill requires the President to appoint a tribal response coordinating officer immediately following the declaration of a multi-state major disaster or emergency.
The duties of such officer shall include
- conducting an assessment of relief most urgently needed in consultation with all affected Indian tribal governments;
- in the case of a public health emergency, working with the Indian Health Service to conduct outreach to tribally operated health programs to assess needs;
- establishing a liaison within each Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Office and each Indian Health Service Area Office;
- coordinating administration of relief to Indian tribal governments and tribal healthcare providers (including, in the event of a public health emergency, distributions from the Strategic National Stockpile, and establishing a single point of contact for tribal requests for assistance); and
- coordinating assistance with submission of reimbursement requests and grant applications.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall consider a request from an Indian tribal government in the same manner as a request from a state.