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Oversight Hearing on "Per Capita Act and Federal Treatment of Trust Per Capita Distributions"
Friday, September 14, 2012 11:00 AM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1323 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Friday September 14, 2012
11:00 a.m.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "Per Capita Act and Federal Treatment of Trust Per Capita Distributions"

OPENING STATEMENTS:

The Honorable Don Young
Chairman

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Christy J. Jacobs
Director, Office of Indian Tribal Governments
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Honorable Athena Sanchey Yallup
Executive Secretary
The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

The Honorable Ron Suppah
Vice-Chairman
Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of the
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

The Honorable John E. Sirois
Chairman
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

BACKGROUND:

The hearing will examine a reportedly new precedent set by the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department to start taxing certain benefits of individual Indian tribal members, including many who are jobless and rely on public assistance. The hearing was requested by several large tribes and will be of interest to those actively engaged in developing their trust natural resources which provide benefits for tribal members.

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