USET meeting in Washington for 'Impact Week'

Tribal leaders from Maine to Florida are meeting in the Washington, D.C.-area this week to discuss health care, education, gaming and other issues.

The United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) kicks off its "Impact Week" meeting today at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Tribal leaders will hear from key members of Congress, federal officials and their colleagues about a wide range of issues, including the trust reform legislation and consultation with the Internal Revenue Service.

Jim Cason, the associate deputy secretary at the Interior Department, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday morning. A select group of tribal leaders are meeting with the White House on Thursday.

USET represents 24 federally recognized tribes. For more information, visit

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