Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold business meeting and oversight hearing

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Meeting scheduled for July 29

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United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider:

  • S. 1161, the Native Educator Support and Training Act;
  • S. 2165, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2019;
  • S. 2610, the Tribal Energy Reauthorization Act;
  • S. 2716, A bill To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes;
  • S. 2891, the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019;
  • S. 2912, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act;
  • S. 3019, the Montana Water Rights Protection Act;
  • S. 3044, the Western Tribal Water Infrastructure Act of 2019;
  • S. 3099, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2019;
  • S. 3100, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2019;
  • S. 3650, the Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act; and
  • S. 3948, 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

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a Committee oversight hearing titled “Preparing to Head Back to Class: Addressing How to Safely Reopen Bureau of Indian Education Schools”.

DETAILS

WHAT: A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing titled, “Preparing to Head Back to Class: Addressing How to Safely Reopen Bureau of Indian Education Schools”

WHEN: 2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

In accordance with guidance from the Senate Sergeant at Arms, the Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the hearing room will be closed to the general public. Two seats will be available for media in the hearing room on a first-come, first-served basis. The business meeting and oversight hearing will be live webcast here.

Panel I

  • Mr. Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Panel II

  • Ms Marita Hinds, President, National Indian Education Association, Washington, DC (Virtual Witness)
  • Mr. David Yarlott, Jr., Chair, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Alexandria, VA (Virtual Witness)
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