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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds post-election business meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Indianz.Com

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.

The committee will consider four bills at a business meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The agenda follows:

S.790, A bill to ensure the Catawba Nation can restore its homelands in North Carolina and engage in gaming on the land. A hearing took place on May 1, 2019.

S.3264, the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act. The bill expedites and streamlines the deployment of affordable broadband service on tribal lands. A hearing took place on September 23, 2020.

S.4079. The bill authorizes the Seminole Tribe to lease or transfer certain non-trust lands in Florida. A hearing took place on September 23.

S.4556. The bill authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California. A hearing took place on September 23.

The meeting takes place at 2:30pm Eastern in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. It will also be broadcast on the committee’s website.

The committee’s last gathering took place on September 23. Members heard took testimony on four bills at the legislative hearing.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice
Business Meeting to consider S. 790, S. 3264, S. 4079 & S. 4556 (November 18, 2020)