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

Published October 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, October 25 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a business meeting to consider:

·        S. 1223, the Klamath Tribe Judgement Fund Repeal Act.

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

·        S. 1870, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment Act of 2017;

·        S. 1953, the Reauthorization of the Tribal and Law Order Act of 2010; and

·        S. 1942, a bill to direct the Attorney General to review, revise and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians.


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

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WHERE:       628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


The Honorable R. Trent Shores, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, U.S. Department of Justice, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mr. Bryan Rice, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

The Honorable Dave Flute, Chairman, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, Agency Village, South Dakota

The Honorable Joel Boyd, Colville Business Councilman, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Nespelem, Washington

Ms. Carmen O’Leary, Director, Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains, Eagle Butte, South Dakota

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