For Immediate Release
March 23, 2022
Manu Tupper or Mike Inacay (Schatz) at email@example.com
SCHATZ LEADS LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON SIX INDIAN AFFAIRS BILLS
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a legislative hearing to receive testimony on —
- S.1397, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2021;
- S.3168, a bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to modify the enforceability date for certain provisions, and for other purposes;
- S.3308, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2021;
- S.3443, the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act;
- S.3773, a bill to authorize leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; and
- S.3789, a bill to amend the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act to authorize grants to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations, and for other purposes.
The committee heard from Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, Department of Health and Human Services Intergovernmental and External Affairs Director Marvin Figueroa, White Mountain Apache Tribe Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood, Colorado River Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores, Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Chairman Harry Pickernell, MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Chief Lebaron Byrd, and Dr. Darin Prescott, Lower Sioux Indian Community Health and Clinic CEO and Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board Member.
To view the full video of the hearing, click here.