Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel, hasn't focused much on the $27 billion industry but that will be changing next week.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe might stop work on Class II project (July 13, 2015)
A referendum on August 16 will determine whether the tribe moves forward with a controversial casino on the reservation.
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.
The tribe plans to open a 10,000 square-foot Class II facility and local officials are wondering if they will see any revenues from it.
Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (July 13, 2015)
The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.