House panel sets hearing on land-into-trust and consultation bills

A welcome marker at the Tule River Reservation in California. Photo from Tule River Tribe

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a legislative hearing next week.

Two bills are on the agenda for the June 14 hearing. They follow:
H.R.4685, the Tule River Indian Reservation Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act. The bill transfers 34 acres of federal land to the Tule River Tribe in California and places them in trust.
H.R.5379, the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Executive Consultation with Tribes Act (RESPECT Act). The bill creates standards and procedures for federal agencies to consult with tribes.

The hearing will take place at 11am in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building. A witness list hasn't been posted online.

The hearing is only the second for the subcommittee in the last two months. So far, the subcommittee has only held three hearings on that focused on Indian or Alaska Native issues.

House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Notice:
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4685 and H.R. 5379 (June 14, 2016)

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