|UPDATE: H.R.841 has been removed from the agenda. And the business meeting will not be webcast, the committee said.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and a hearing on Wednesday.
Four bills are on the business meeting agenda. They are:
H.R.841, to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections.
The meeting will be immediately followed by a hearing on five bills. They are:
S.161, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act. The bill extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
S.1074, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act. The bill extends federal recognition to six Virginia tribes.
S.1219, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act. The bill settles the water rights of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California.
1474, the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act . The bill encourages the
state of Alaska to enter into agreements with tribes regarding law enforcement.
More significantly, it repeals Section
910, Special Rule for the State of Alaska from S.47,
the reauthorization of the Violence
Against Women Act, so Alaska tribes can exercise jurisdiction over
non-Indian domestic violence offenders
1570, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act. The bill amends
the Indian Health Care
Improvement Act to authorize forward funding for the Indian Health Service.
the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act. The bill
amends the Indian
Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act, commonly known
as Public Law 477, to consolidate employment, training and related funding from
various federal agencies.
the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act.
The bill creates a national
commission to study issues affecting American Indian, Alaska Native and
Native Hawaiian youth.
• S.2160, the Native American Children's Safety Act.
The bill requires background checks of adults in tribal foster homes.
Business Meeting to consider the following legislation
(April 2, 2014)
Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills (April 2, 2014)
The Native American
Children's Safety Act introduced in Senate (03/27)
Senate Indian Affairs
Committee schedules hearing on five bills (03/24)