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

Published October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. – EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a business meeting to consider S.943, the Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by an oversight hearing on “Doubling Down on Gaming: Examining New Issues and Opportunities for Success in the Next 30 Years.”


WHAT:        A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing on

                     “Doubling Down on Indian Gaming: Examining New Issues and

                      Opportunities for Success in the Next 30 Years.”

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WHERE:      216 Hart Senate Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


Panel 1

THE HONORABLE JONODEV OSCEOLA CHAUDHURI, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington, DC

MR. JOHN TAHSUDA III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Panel 2

THE HONORABLE KEENY ESCALANTI, President, Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, Yuma, AZ

THE HONORABLE HAROLD “GUS” FRANK, Chairman, Forest County Potawatomi, Crandon, WI

THE HONORABLE LEONARD FORSMAN, Chairman, The Suquamish Tribe, Suquamish, WA

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

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