July 24th, 2018 – House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5244, S. 607 and S. 1116

July 24th, 2018 – House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5244, S. 607 and S. 1116

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs (IIANA Subcommittee) has scheduled a legislative hearing to receive testimony next week on the following tribal related bills:

  • H.R. 5244 – To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes, also referred to as the “Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act” introduced by Rep. William Keating (D-MA);
  • S. 607 – A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities also referred to as the “Native American Business Incubators Program Act” introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM); and
  • S. 1116 – A bill to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities, also referred to as the “Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2018” introduced by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND).

The hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. EST in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Witnesses for live testimony are by invitation only and a list will be posted on the IIANA Subcommittee website once confirmed. The record will be open for two weeks following the hearing for written comments and a webcast of the hearing will be available on the scheduled date on the Subcommittee website. For more information about the hearing or the IIANA Subcommittee, please visit: https://naturalresources.house.gov/indianinsularandalaskanativeissues/.

July 18th, 2018 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on S. 2154, S. 3060 and S. 3168

July 18th, 2018 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on S. 2154, S. 3060, and S. 3168

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Committee) has scheduled a legislative hearing to receive testimony this week on the following tribal related bills:

  • S. 2154 – Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Water Rights Settlement Agreement Act, introduced by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS);
  • S. 3060 – A bill to repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands, introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA); and
  • S. 3168 – A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make Reclamation Water Settlements Fund permanent, introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).

The hearing will take place on Wednesday, July 18th 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 and a webcast of the hearing will be available on the scheduled 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.

July 11th, 2018 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on S. 2599, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act

July 11th, 2018 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on S. 2599, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Committee) has scheduled a legislative hearing this week to receive testimony on S. 2599, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act, introduced by Committee Member and Minnesota Senator Tina Smith. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, July 11th at 2:30 p.m. EST in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Prior to the start of the hearing, the Committee will conduct a brief Business Meeting to consider H.R. 597, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017. The oversight hearing will begin immediately after consideration of H.R. 597.

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 and a webcast of the hearing will be available on the scheduled 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.