US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Wildfires on Tribal Lands

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Published June 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, June 8 at 2:15 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting on the following bills:

·         S. 2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act; and

·        S. 2916, a bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes; and

Capitol BuildingThe business meeting will be immediately followed by a committee oversight and legislative hearing on “Improving Interagency Forest Management to Strengthen Tribal Capabilities for Responding to and Preventing Wildfires, and S. 3014, a bill to improve the management of Indian forest land, and for other purposes.”


WHAT:        A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight and legislative hearing.

WHEN:        2:15 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video will be provided at


Mr. Michael S. Black

Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Mr. James Hubbard

Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable William Nicholson

Board Member, Intertribal Timber Council, Secretary, Colville Business Council, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Coulee Dam, WA

The Honorable Carole Lankford

Council Member, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Pablo, MT

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