Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.70, S.277 & S.385
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Note: Video feed from Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will begin shortly before 2:30pm Eastern. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes for a business meeting on February 15, 2023. Three items are on the agenda for the meeting. They follow:
- S.70, the Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act of 2023. The bill accelerates the review and processing of home mortgages by Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is part of the Department of the Interior.
- S.277, a bill to place about 721 acres in California in trust for the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The land includes sacred and important places in and around Gregory Mountain. A companion version — H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act — already passed the House on February 6.
- S.385, a bill to amend the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, also known as the NATIVE Act. The NATIVE Act requires federal agencies to update their existing management plans and tourism strategies to include American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs NoticeBusiness Meeting to consider S. 70, S. 277 & S. 385 (February 15, 2023)