Members announced for the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs >>

January 24th, 2013

Members announced for the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs

Chairman Doc Hastings and Ranking Member Edward Markey of the House Natural Resources Committee recently announced their members for the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (IANA). The IANA Subcommittee will be comprised of twelve members consisting of 7 Republicans and 5 Democrats in the 113th Congress.

Chairman Don Young (AK) will again lead the Subcommittee and be joined by Republican Representatives Dan Benishek (MI), Paul Gosar (AZ), Markwayne Mullin (OK), Steve Daines (MT), Kevin Cramer (ND), Doug LaMalfa (CA) and Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA) as ex-officio. Freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (HI) will serve as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee. Hanabusa stated, “[This position] will give me a chance to continue advocating on behalf our nation’s indigenous peoples.” The previous Ranking Members were Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM) and former Rep. Dan Boren (OK) during the 112th Congress. Hanabusa will be joined by Democratic Representatives Tony Cardenas (CA), Raul Ruiz (CA), Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (AS), Raúl Grijalva (AZ), and Natural Resources Ranking Member Edward Markey (MA) as ex-officio.

The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for American Indian and Alaska Native issues within the jurisdiction of the full committee.

To learn more about the Natural Resources Committee’s Oversight Plan for the 113th Congress, which includes the Subcommittee’s priorities, please visit:
http://docs.house.gov/meetings/II/II00/20130123/100172/HMTG-113-II00-20130123-SD003.pdf

For more information about the IANA Subcommittee, please visit:
http://naturalresources.house.gov/subcommittees/subcommittee/?SubcommitteeID=5066

For more information about the House Natural Resources Committee, please visit:
http://naturalresources.house.gov

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