WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:15 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a business meeting to consider S. 1704, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment Act (SURVIVE Act). The SURVIVE Act supports Indian victims of crime by requiring the Department of the Interior to use a dedicated funding stream from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) to administer a competitive tribal grant program for crime victim services and assistance.
At the business meeting, the Committee will also consider S. 1776, the Tribal Infrastructure and Roads Enhancement and Safety Act (TIRES Act). The TIRES Act supports increasing the safety of roads throughout Indian Country. This bill streamlines the process to start and complete safety projects, increases available funding for tribal road programs, and reinstates the tribal facility bridge program.
Immediately following the business meeting, the Committee will hold an oversight hearing on “Safeguarding the Integrity of Indian Gaming.”
WHAT: A Committee business meeting to consider S. 1704, the Securing Urgent
Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment Act and S. 1776, the Tribal
Infrastructure and Roads Enhancement and Safety Act. Followed by an oversight
hearing on “Safeguarding the Integrity of Indian Gaming.”
WHEN: 2:15 PM EST, Wednesday, July 22, 2015
WHERE: 216 Senate Hart Office Building
Live video and witness testimony for the oversight hearing will be provided at indian.senate.gov.
The Honorable Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri
Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Anne-Marie Fennell
Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Jamie Hummingbird
Chairman, National Tribal Gaming Commissioners & Regulators Association, Oneida, Wisconsin
Mr. David Trujillo
Director, Washington State Gambling Commission, Olympia, Washington
Mr. Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.
Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association, Washington, D.C.