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On Thursday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. ET, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, will lead a legislative hearing on –

Schatz, Murkowski, and the Committee will hear directly from the Department of the Interior, Department of Health & Human Services, and Tribal leaders on the five bills.

Event Details:


Schatz and Murkowski to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing 


  • The Honorable Melanie Anne Egorin, Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Ms. Kathryn Isom-Clause, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
  • The Honorable Manuel Heart, Chairman, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Towaoc, Colorado 
  • The Honorable Douglas Lankford, Chief, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami, Oklahoma
  • The Honorable Robert Larsen, President, Lower Sioux Indian Community, Morton, Minnesota
  • The Honorable Victoria Kitcheyan, Chairwoman, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago, Nebraska
  • Ms. Angie Wilson, Executive Director, Reno Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Center, Reno, Nevada (virtual)


TOMORROW, February 8, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. ET


Live video of the event will be available here.

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