Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget for Indian Programs

Indian Country Impact?

Indian Country Impact?

Published March 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, March 9, at 2:15 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold an oversight hearing on “the President’s FY2017 Indian Country Budget.”

Capitol BuildingLast month, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the SCIA, sent a views and estimates letter to the Senate Budget Committee to consider when preparing the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution. In the letter Barrasso emphasized the federal government’s responsibility to honor its government-to-government relationship with tribes. He also referenced budget requests made by the administration, and highlighted programs that the SCIA is recommending for inclusion in the budget.



An oversight hearing on “the President’s FY2017 Indian Country Budget.”


2:15 PM EST, Wednesday, March 9, 2016


628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and witness testimony will be provided at


The Honorable Karol Mason

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lawrence S. Roberts

Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Office of Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lourdes M. Castro Ramirez

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public & Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Mary Smith

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

The Honorable Aaron Payment

Secretary, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, D.C.


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