Dancers at a Klamath Tribes restoration celebration in Oregon. Photo: jmerriam7

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is filling up its schedule for the upcoming month.

The committee will meet on Wednesday, July 12, to take testimony on three bills. The agenda follows:
S.943, the Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act. The bill requires the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its student count. Current funding levels are based on data from 1995.
S.1223, the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act. The bill repeals a termination-era law that dictates how funds owed to the Klamath Tribes are distributed. The tribe has been pushing for repeal for years.
S.1285, the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act. The bill addresses leasing and land issues for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

The committee's next hearing takes place July 12 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Testimony will focus on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice:
Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Following bills: S. 943, S. 1223, and S. 1285 (July 12, 2017)

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