April 1, 2009

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Examine Four Bills at Hearing Tuesday

U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, announced Wednesday the committee will conduct a hearing to examine four bills on Thursday, April 2, at 10:00 AM.
The hearing will take place in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
The committee will receive testimony on the following:
S. 313 – White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Right Quantification Act
S. 443 – the Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act
S. 633 – the Tribal Health Promotion and “Tribal Colleges and Universities Advancement Act
H.R. 326 – the Cocopah Lands Act
Witnesses will include tribal leaders and a health education expert.
Details follow:
WHO: Senators: Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman; John Barrasso (R-WY), Vice-Chairman and others.
Witnesses: Ronnie Lupe, Tribal Chairman, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, Arizona; Jonette Reyes, Vice-Chairperson, Hoh Indian Tribe, Forks, Washington; Paul Soto, Tribal Councilman, Cocopah Tribe, Somerton, Arizona; Linda Taylor, Dean of Nursing, College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, Wisconsin.
WHAT: Legislative hearing on four bills, S. 313, S. 443, S. 633 and H.R. 326.
WHEN: 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 2.
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
WHY: To examine the purpose, history and likely effect of each of the four bills that are the subject of the hearing.