Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Photo: U.S. DOI

Secretary Zinke slated for hearing on Interior Department budget

Secretary Ryan Zinke, the new leader of the Department of the Interior, is making his second appearance on Capitol Hill this week.

Zinke is due to testify about his department's budget on Thursday. President Donald Trump has requested $11.7 billion for fiscal year 2018, an amount that represents a decrease of 10.9 percent from current levels.

Within that amount, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would see about $2.48 billion. That's $303.2 million less than current levels.

The hearing takes place before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies at 9:30am on June 8. It will be webcast.

House Committee on Appropriations Notice:
Department of the Interior - Budget Hearing (June 8, 2017)

Department of the Interior Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Documents:
Budget in Brief |Indian Affairs Highlights | Department Office Highlights [includes Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians]

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