Agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee meeting
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will consider four bills at a business meeting on Thursday.

The agenda includes:
S.1635, the 7th Generation Promise: Indian Youth Suicide Prevention Act, which establishes a telemental health demonstration project to improve mental health services for Indian youth. The committee held a hearing on the bill in September.
S.1790, the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the committee, introduced the bill in October.
S.633, the Tribal Health Promotion and Tribal Colleges and Universities Advancement Act. The committee held a hearing on the bill in April.
S.1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. The committee held a hearing on the bill in August.

The business meeting starts at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building and will be followed by oversight hearings on Indian health issues.

Committee Notices:
BUSINESS MEETING on pending committee issues (December 3, 2009)
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Expanding Dental Health Care in Indian Country, and OVERSIGHT HEARING on Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Impact of Chronic Underfunding of Contract Health Services (December 3, 2009)

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