US Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Legislative Hearing

Capitol BuildingPublished June 28, 2016

WASHINGTON— On Wednesday, June 29 at 2:15 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider S. 2842, a bill to amend and reform the Johnson-O’Malley Act to award contracts to certain tribal organizations, Indian corporations, school districts, states, and consortia of tribal organizations, and for other purposes. NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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

·        S. 2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act (RESPECT Act);

·       S. 2959, a bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund; and

·       S. 3013, Salish and Kootenai Water Rights Settlement Act of 2016.


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

WHEN:        2:15 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video will be provided at


Ms. Alletta Berlin

Chairman Ronnie Lupe - Photo by Naseyowma Photography

Chairman Ronnie Lupe – Photo by Naseyowma Photography

Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior,

Washington, D.C.

The Honorable David Flute

Chairman, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Agency Village, SD

The Honorable Ronnie Lupe

Chairman, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, AZ

The Honorable Vernon Finley

Chairman, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Pablo, MT

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