US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Oversight Hearing on Economic Development in Indian Country

Capitol BuildingWASHINGTON – On Wednesday, June 25, at 2:15 p.m. – EDT, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing to receive testimony on “Economic Development: Encouraging Investment in Indian Country.”

The hearing will focus on economic development in tribal communities, and specifically on how the lack of access to credit has inhibited economic growth in Indian country. The witnesses are expected to testify about how federal programs, particularly those established in the U.S. Treasury Department, have improved access to much needed capital in Indian country.


WHAT: A Committee oversight hearing on economic development

WHEN: 2:15 PM, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and witness testimony will be provided at


Panel I:

MR. DENNIS NOLAN, Deputy Director, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.

Panel II:

MR. GARY DAVIS, President and CEO, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Mesa, Arizona

MR. WILLIAM “MIKE” LETTIG, Executive Vice President, National Executive Native American Financial Services and Agribusiness, Key Bank, Bellevue, Washington

MR. GERALD SHERMAN, Vice-Chair, Native CDFI Network, Roscoe, Montana

MR. KEVIN ALLIS, Executive Director, Native American Contractors Association, Washington, D.C.

MS. SHERRY L. RUPERT, President, Board of Directors, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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