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News Release

United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following bills:

  • S. 279, the Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act.
  • S. 790, A bill to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993, and for other purposes.
  • S. 832, A bill to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865.


What: A committee legislative hearing

When: 2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Where: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and written testimony for the legislative hearing will be provided here.


  • Mr. John Tahsuda, III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
  • The Honorable William Harris, Chief, Catawba Indian Nation, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • The Honorable Ron Suppah, Council Member, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Oregon
  • Ms. Cecelia Fire Thunder, President, Oglala Lakota Nation Education Coalition, Martin, South Dakota