U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement upon full Senate passage of eight bills previously approved by the committee. The bills now head to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
“Senate passage of these Indian Affairs bills shows our commitment – not only to advancing Native priorities in committee – but also to building bipartisan momentum throughout the Senate to get things done for Native communities,” said Chairman Schatz. “From promoting economic development on tribal lands, to protecting Native children, to honoring tribal self-determination, each of these bills furthers our collective duty to fulfill the federal trust responsibility. I look forward to seeing them taken up and passed by the House in short order.”
The following Indian Affairs bills will now go to the House of Representatives:
- S.108, a bill to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.
- S.144, the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center Access Improvement Act
- S.314, the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act
- S.325, a bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.
- S.548, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2021
- S.549, a bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and for other purposes.
- S.550, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2021
- S.559, a bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.