Indian Affairs Committee meeting, hearing

MP3 Files:
Business Meeting/Sen. Murkowski

Opening Statements
Note: Due to a technical glitch on the Senate's side, Sen. Dorgan and Sen. Murkowski were cut off. The audio comes back for parts of Sen. Tester's statement.

Panel 1 | Q&A

Panel 2 | Q&A

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing this morning.

Two items are on the agenda for the business meeting. They are: 1) Approval of a vice chairman for the committee; and 2) S.462, the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has been acting as vice chairman since the death of Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming) in June. [Agenda].

The hearing focuses on a discussion draft legislation to amend and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act [PDF]. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Panel 2
Chairman, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Chairman, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Accompanied by: MR. RAYMOND GONZALES, Executive Director, Washoe Housing Authority, Gardnerville, NV

CEO, Navajo Nation Housing Authority

Executive Director Copper River Basin Regional Housing Authority
Accompanied by: MR. DAN DUAME, Executive Director of the Aleutian Housing Authority, Anchorage, AK

Chairman, National American Indian Housing Council

The hearing starts at 9:30am and will be broadcast online at

Committee Notice:
BUSINESS MEETING to consider pending business, to be followed immediately by a HEARING on discussion draft legislation to amend and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act. (July 19, 2007)

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