For Immediate Release
May 3, 2023
Manu Tupper (Schatz) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline Bisille (Murkowski) at email@example.com
Schatz, Murkowski Lead Legislative Hearing On Three Tribal Lands Bills
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, led a legislative hearing on –
- S. 195, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Land Claim Settlement Act of 2023;
- S. 382, Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2023; and
- S. 1322, Unlocking Native Lands and Opportunities for Commerce and Key Economic Developments (UNLOCKED) Act.
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland from the Department of the Interior, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community President Doreen Blaker, and Puyallup Tribe Councilwoman Annette M. Bryan testified at the hearing.
Prior to the legislative hearing, the Committee favorably reported S. 1308, a bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to extend the deadline for the Secretary of the Interior to promulgate regulations implementing title IV of that Act, and for other purposes, with an amendment.
The full video of the legislative hearing and business meeting is available here.