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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills

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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, at a May 21, 2014, hearing. Photo from Flickr

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting on Wednesday.

Seven bills are on the agenda. They are:
S.1948, the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act. The bill creates a grant program to support Native language immersion programs. The committee held a hearing on June 18.
S.2299, the Native American Languages Reauthorization Act. The bill extends a Native language grant program through the end of fiscal year 2019. A hearing was held on June 18.
S.2442, the Northern Cheyenne Lands Act. The bill requires the Interior Department to place land, mineral rights and important sites into trust for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. The committee held a hearing on July 9.
S.2465, the Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act. The bill requires DOI to place land into trust for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. A hearing was held on on July 9.
S.2479, the Moapa Band of Paiutes Land Conveyance Act. The bill The bill requires DOI to place land into trust for the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada. The committee held a hearing on July 9.
S.2480, the Nevada Native Nations Land Act. The bill requires DOI to place land into trust for seven tribes. The hearing took place July 9.
H.R.4002, a bill to allow the Miami Nation to revoke the charter that was approved under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act. The House passed the bill on June 24.

The business meeting takes place at 2:30pm in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It will not be webcast.

The meeting will be followed immediately by an oversight hearing on disasters in Indian Country. The hearing will be webcast.

Committee Notices:
Business Meeting to consider the following legislation (July 30, 2014)
Oversight Hearing on "When Catastrophe Strikes: Responses to Natural Disasters in Indian Country" (July 30, 2014)

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