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Rep. Hastings considering hearing on violence in Indian Country





Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he was considering a request for a hearing on domestic violence in Indian Country.

Democrats called for the hearing in response to high rates of assaults of American Indian and Alaska Native women. “He certainly shares the goals of ensuring safety on reservations and travel lands,” a spokesperson for Hasting told The New York Times.

The committee has jurisdiction over Indian issues.

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