Senate committee tackles Indian housing woes

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 held a hearing on Thursday on draft discussion legislation to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.

Tribal witnesses said NAHASDA has helped them improve housing conditions on reservations. But they said they needed more money to fully implement the law.

Some witnesses also had specific objections to provisions in the draft discussion bill, which has not been introduced. Roger Boyd, a Department of Housing and Urban Development official, would not say whether the Bush administration supports or opposes any of the language.

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Tribal housing act underfunded, Indians tell senators (AP 7/19)

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)

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee -
Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD -
National American Indian Housing Council -

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