Committee on Indian Affairs to Host Hearing on Indian Gaming: The Next 25 Years

pokerAdministration Officials and Tribal Organizations Testify on the State of Tribal Gaming

– On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on the state of Indian gaming.

Last year marked 25 years since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was enacted by Congress. The Committee will receive testimony from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Department of the Interior on implementation of the Act, and from the Government Accountability Office on its current review of Indian gaming.

Capitol BuildingThe Committee will also hear the views of tribal leaders on how to ensure that Indian gaming continues to facilitate tribal self-governance and self-determination.


WHAT: A Committee oversight hearing on the state of Indian gaming.

WHEN: 3:30 PM, Wednesday, July 23

WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and witness testimony will be provided at


THE HONORABLE DIANNE FEINSTEIN, Senator,United States Senate, Washington, DC

THE HONORABLE PAUL A. GOSAR, Representative, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

THE HONORABLE RAUL M. GRIJALVA,Representative, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC 

Panel I:

THE HONORABLE KEVIN WASHBURN, Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Mr. Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, Vice Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington, DC

MS. ANNE-MARIE FENNELL, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

Panel II:

THE HONORABLE A.T. RUSTY STAFNE, Chairman, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Poplar, Montana

THE HONORABLE MICHELL HICKS, Principal Chief, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, North Carolina

MR. ERNEST L. STEVENS, JR., Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association, Washington, DC

Panel III:

THE HONORABLE DIANE ENOS, President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale, Arizona

THE HONORABLE NED NORRIS, JR., Chairman, Tohono O’odham Nation, Sells, Arizona

THE HONORABLE JERRY WEIERS, Mayor, City of Glendale, Glendale, Arizona


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