December 1, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Deficit Reduction and Job Creation

December 1, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Deficit Reduction and Job Creation

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an Oversight Hearing entitled “Deficit Reduction and Job Creation: Regulatory Reform in Indian Country” on December 1, 2011. The hearing is being held at 2:15 PM in 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Witnesses for testimony are by invitation only, and a list will be posted on the Committee’s website once confirmed. The record will be open for two weeks after the hearing for written comments.

The webcast of this hearing will be available on the scheduled hearing date on the Committee website. For more information about the hearing or the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, please visit: http://indian.senate.gov/

November 30, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold Tribal Transportation Briefing

November 30, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold Tribal Transportation Briefing

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hosting a Tribal Transportation briefing on Wednesday, November 30th. The briefing coincides with the annual White House Tribal Nations Summit, which brings hundreds of Tribal Leaders to Washington, D.C.

The briefing will allow committee members to hear feedback on the recent and upcoming Congressional activities surrounding transportation reauthorization. Earlier this year, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)”. MAP-21 reauthorizes the surface transportation for the next two years, and includes languages that consolidate the Indian Reservations Roads Program (IRR) and Indian Reservations Bridge Program. MAP-21 also changes the method used to allocate Tribal transportation funds under the IRR Program.

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and The Senate Committee on Finance all will be considering other pieces of the complete transportation authorization in the coming weeks.
To RSVP or Questions: Please contact Christiane Cardoza at 202-224-2251 or email: comments@indian.senate.gov

November 17, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Internet Gaming

November 17, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Internet Gaming

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled an oversight hearing on the impact of and tribal views on the prospect of federal legalization of Internet gaming in the United States. The hearing is titled “the Future of Internet Gaming: What’s at Stake for Tribes,” and it is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 17th, at 2:15 p.m. EST in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The Committee will hear from federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce and the National Indian Gaming Commission, as well as from tribal governments and industry stakeholders.

Witnesses for live testimony are by invitation only, and a list will be posted on the Committee’s website once confirmed. The record will be open for two weeks after the hearing for written comments.

The webcast of this hearing will be available on the scheduled hearing date on the Committee website. For more information about the hearing or the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, please visit: http://indian.senate.gov/

November 10, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on Several Bills

November 10, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on Several Bills

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled a legislative hearing to examine several bills, including S. 872, Amendments to the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to Limit Gaming on Trust Land for the Lytton Rancheria of California (sponsored by Sen. Feinstein D-CA), S. 1192, the Alaska Safe Villages and Families Act (sponsored by Sen. Begich D-AK), and S. 1763, the Stand Against Violence and Empower (SAVE) Native Women Act (sponsored by Sen. Akaka D-HI). S. 1763, the SAVE Native Women Act would reverse the Supreme Court’s 1978 Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe decision by recognizing tribal court jurisdiction over all offenders of domestic violence on Indian lands. The hearing will take place on Thursday, November 10th, at 2:15 p.m. EST in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Witnesses for live testimony are by invitation only, and a list will be posted on the Committee’s website once confirmed. The record will be open for two weeks after the hearing for written comments.

The webcast of this hearing will be available on the scheduled hearing date on the Committee website. For more information about the hearing or the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, please visit: http://indian.senate.gov/