May 24th, 2017 – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Hearings on IHS and Tribal Programs

May 24th, 2017 – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Hearings on IHS and Tribal Programs

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Subcommittee) has scheduled two separate hearings on critical tribal programs. The first hearing will focus on the Indian Health Service (IHS) budget and will take place on Wednesday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. EST in Room 2007 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan, Acting Director of the IHS, is scheduled to provide testimony.

The second will be an oversight hearing, which will focus on High Risk American Indian and Alaska Native Programs (Education, Healthcare, Energy) and will take place on Wednesday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. EST in Room 2007 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Witnesses for this hearing will include the following:

  • Melissa Emrey-Arras – Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO);
  • Kathleen King – Director, Health Care Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO); and
  • Frank Rusco – Director, Natural Resources and Environment Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

A webcast of this hearing will be available on the scheduled hearing date on the Subcommittee website.

For more information about the hearing or the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/subcommittees/subcommittee/?IssueID=34778.

May 17th, 2017 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on GAO Report on Tribal Programs

May 17th, 2017 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on GAO Report on Tribal Programs

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled an oversight hearing titled, “High Risk, No Reward: GAO’s High Risk list for Indian Programs.” The 2017 GAO study is titled, “Improving Federal Management of Programs that Serve Tribes and Their Members,” and a copy can be found in the following link: http://www.gao.gov/highrisk/improving_federal_management_serve_tribes/why_did_study

The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 17th, at 2:30 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 following 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 Committee on Indian Affairs, please visit: http://www.indian.senate.gov/.