Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules Legislative Hearing on various tribal bills >>

March 25th, 2014

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules Legislative Hearing on various tribal bills

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a legislative hearing for Wednesday, April 2nd, at 2:30 p.m. EST in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The Committee will examine five bills impacting Indian country and will include the following legislation:

  • S. 1474, to encourage the State of Alaska to enter into intergovernmental agreements with Indian tribes in the State relating to the enforcement of certain State laws by Indian tribes, to improve the quality of life in rural Alaska, to reduce alcohol and drug abuse, and for other purposes;
  • S. 1570, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes;
  • S. 1574, to amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal sources, and for other purposes;
  • S. 1622, to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes; and
  • S. TBD, The Native American Children’s Safety Act.

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. A 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 Indian Affairs Committee, please visit: http://www.indian.senate.gov/

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