Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Arizona

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at the National Congress of American Indians executive council winter session in Washington, D.C., on February 22, 2016. Photo by Indianz.Com

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a field hearing in Arizona next week.

The hearing will focus on the Environmental Protection Agency and its dealings with tribes. It has been controversial because the Obama administration didn't want to send an official to testify in person.

The impasse led the committee to issue its first subpoena in more than a decade. It was delivered to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Mathy Stanislaus, an assistant administrator, on Wednesday.

"It troubles me that this committee had to take the extraordinary step of issuing a subpoena to a confirmed federal official," said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel.


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Still, McCarthy won't be at the hearing. But committee members expects Stanislaus and another senior official to appear.

The hearing takes place on April 22 at city council chambers in Phoenix. The witness list follows:
By Subpoena: The Honorable Gina McCarthy
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

OR

By Subpoena: The Honorable Mathy Stanislaus
Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

The Honorable Russell Begaye
President, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ

The Honorable Herman G. Honanie
Chairman, The Hopi Tribe, Kykotsmovi, AZ

The Honorable Lorenzo Bates
Speaker, Navajo Nation Council, Window Rock, AZ

Clark Lantz, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Committee Notice:
Field Oversight Hearing on “Examining EPA’s Unacceptable Response to Indian Tribes" (April 22, 2016)

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