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House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal infrastructure

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) addresses the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 2017. Photo by Indianz.Com / Available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is finally holding its first hearing of the 115th Congress.

The panel will meet next week for an oversight hearing on infrastructure in Indian Country. The proceeding comes more than two months after lawmakers returned to work in the nation's capital.

The hearing is also the first under the subcommittee's new leadership. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is serving as the new chair and Rep. Norma Torres (D-California) is the new ranking member.

"I'm excited about this post and this opportunity,” LaMalfa told tribal leaders last month during the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. Torres also addressed the session.

The March 9 hearing takes place amid a focus on infrastructure. Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to ensure Indian Country doesn't get left out as Republican President Donald Trump proposes investments in roads, bridges, dams and other developments.

A witness list for the hearing hasn't been posted online.

House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Notice:
Improving and Expanding Infrastructure in Tribal and Insular Communities (March 9, 2017)

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