Home > calendar > Page
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 887
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:00 AM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
11:00 a.m.





  • Official hearing transcript
  • Press Release - Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Bill to Cap Cobell Settlement Fees (4/5/2011)
  • Press Release - Chairmen Young, Hastings Introduce Legislation Limiting Excessive Attorney Fees in Cobell Settlement (3/2/2011)

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 887 (Young of AK), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to submit a report on Indian land fractionation, and for other purposes.

OPENING STATEMENTS:

The Honorable Don Young
Chairman

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Patricia Douville
Council Representative
Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Professor Richard Monette
U. of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Former Tribal Chairman and
Current IIM Account Holder

BACKGROUND:

The $3.4 billion Settlement Agreement, enacted into law last December, included an agreement, signed by the plaintiff attorneys and the government, setting attorney fees between $50 million and $99.9 million. However, plaintiff attorneys recently filed a petition in U.S. District Court seeking $223 million pursuant to a previously unknown contingency fee agreement, the exact details of which are still undisclosed.

Latest News

Letter: Members Call on Interior to Withdraw Methane Rule, Address Agency Failures Worsening Emissions

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell about the extreme reg...... Read more

Obama Administration Proposals Highlight Need for ESA Reform, Will Protect Serial Environmental Litigation

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final methodology for identifying and prioritizing species’ listings under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). House Committee on Natural Re...... Read more

Panel: Common Sense Reforms Needed to Promote Charity and Economic Growth in Clark County, NV

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on improving management and utilization of federal lands in and around North Las Vegas. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. Crese...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events