Committee to Hold Business Meeting & Legislative Hearing

Published June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider:

·         S. 772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017; and

·         S. 825, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a committee legislative hearing on:

·         S. 1250, the Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017;

·         S. 1275, the Bringing Useful Initiatives for Indian Land Development Act of 2017; and

·         S. ____, the Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2017.


WHAT:        A committee business meeting, followed by a legislative hearing.

WHEN:        2:30 PM EDT, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WHERE:     628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video will be provided at


Panel I

Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan

Acting Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD

The Honorable Victoria Kitcheyan

Tribal Council Treasurer, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago, NE

Dr. Joseph P. Crowley

President-Elect, American Dental Association, Cincinnati, OH

Mr. Max Stier

President, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC

 Panel II

Ms. Heidi Frechette

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Dr. Keith Harris

Director of Clinical Operations, Homeless Programs Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

The Honorable Liana Onnen

Area Vice President, Southern Plains Region, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC

Mr. Mark Charlie

President/CEO, AVCP Regional Housing Authority, Bethel, AK

Ms. Sami Jo Difuntorum

Chairwoman, National American Indian Housing Council, Washington, DC

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