Indian Affairs Committee meeting and two hearings
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and two hearings this Wednesday, December 9.

The meeting focuses on pending issues. An agenda hasn't been posted online but S.1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, is due for action after being taken off the committee's schedule last week.

The meeting will be followed by a legislative hearing on S.1690, to amend the Act of March 1, 1933, to transfer certain authority and resources to the Utah Dineh Corporation. The bill addresses management of oil and gas assets held in trust for members of the Navajo Nation who live in Utah.

After that, the committee holds an oversight hearing on land-into-trust, land title, probate and other backlogs at the Interior Department. Two similar hearings were held during the 110th Congress -- on October 4, 2007 and on May 22, 2008.

Committee Notice:
BUSINESS MEETING on pending committee issues (December 9, 2009)

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