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

Published May 15, 2017 

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, May 17 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);
  • S.691, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017; and
  • S.1116, the Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2017.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a committee oversight hearing on “High Risk, No Reward: GAO’s High Risk List for Indian Programs.”

DETAILS:

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

                     “High Risk, No Reward: GAO’s High Risk List for Indian Programs.”

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.

WITNESSES:

Ms. Melissa Emery-Arras

Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

Mr. Michael S. Black

Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan

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

Mr. Tony Dearman

Director, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

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