Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, speaks to the National Congress of American Indians earlier this year. Photo from Rep. Don Young
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs is holding a legislative hearing tomorrow morning. Four bills are on the agenda. They are:
• H.R.3229, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act. The bill appropriates funds for the Indian Health Service for two years in advance.The hearing takes place at 11am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. The witness list follows:
• H.R.4546, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act. The bill streamlines the process for approving self-governance compacts and annual funding agreements at the Interior Department.
• H.R.4867, the Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act. The bill places land into trust for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California.
• S.1603, the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill ensures that land placed in trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians in Michigan can't be challenged under the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
PANEL ICommittee Notice:
The Honorable Kevin Washburn (H.R. 4546, H.R. 4867 and S. 1603)
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior Ms. Elizabeth Fowler (H.R. 3229)
Deputy Director, Operations Management
Indian Health Service PANEL II
Chairman W. Ron Allen (H.R. 4546)
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council The Honorable Robert Martin (H.R. 4867)
ChairmanBR> Morongo Band of Mission Indians Chairman D.K. Sprague (S. 1603)
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians Vice-Chair Carole Lankford (H.R. 4546)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation Ms. Cathy Abramson (H.R. 3229)
National Indian Health Board Timothy Schuerch (H.R. 3229)
President and CEO
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