Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Business Meeting & Legislative Hearing

UPDATED: Business Meeting Postponed – Hearing Cancelled

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs released a statement at 2:26 p.m. – EDT informing the media, the busienss meeting and hearing scheduled for today at 2:30 p.m. – EDT have been postponed and cancelled respectively.

No reason was given for the changes.

Published May 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, May 10 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a business meeting to consider:

·         S. 458, the Native Educator Support and Training Act (NEST Act); and

·         S. 691, Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.

The business meeting with be immediately followed by a committee legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following bills:

·         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.


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

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


Ms. Eileen M. Garry

Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

The Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty

Delegate, 23rd Navajo Nation Council, Window Rock, Arizona

Mr. Charles Clement

President/Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Juneau, Alaska

Mr. Jim Walters

Program Administrator, National Criminal Justice Training Center, Royse City, Texas

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