WASHINGTON D.C. –
The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will conduct a hearing at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 26, to consider President Obama’s nomination of Tracie Stevens to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).
The NIGC is responsible for regulating Indian gaming, shielding it from organized crime ensuring that Indian tribes are the primary beneficiaries of Indian gaming revenue, and assuring that Indian gaming is conducted fairly and honestly. The Commission conducts investigations, takes enforcement actions, conducts background investigations and audits and reviews and approves tribal gaming ordinances.
WHO: Senators: U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman; Vice Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and other members of the committee.
Witnesses: Tracie L. Stevens, nominee to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission; and Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington and President of the Affilliated Tribe of the Northwest Indians.
WHAT: Hearing to consider the President’s nomination of Tracie Stevens to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
WHEN: 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 26, 2010
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
WHY: To examine the President’s nomination of Tracie Stevens to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission