U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Oversight Hearing on Reducing Red Tape While Promoting Employment & Training Opportunties in Indian Country

Published November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:30 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider:

·        H.R. 317, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a Committee oversight hearing titled “Examining the 477 Program: Reducing Red Tape While Promoting Employment and Training Opportunities in Indian Country.”

DETAILS:

WHAT:         A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing titled “Examining the 477 Program: Reducing Red Tape While Promoting Employment and Training Opportunities in Indian Country”

WHEN:         2:30 PM EST, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

WHERE:      628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and written testimony for the oversight hearing will be provided here.

WITNESSES:

Panel I

MR. SPIKE BIGHORN, Acting Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

THE HONORABLE RALPH ANDERSEN, President & CEO, Bristol Bay Native Association, Dillingham, AK

THE HONORABLE CHUCK HOSKIN, Jr., Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK

MS. MARGARET ZIENTEK, Co-Chair, P.L. 102-477 Workgroup, Shawnee, OK

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