Home > calendar > Page
Oversight Hearing on “Executive Branch standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes”
Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515






Oversight Hearing on:

  • "Executive Branch standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Don Young
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

PANEL II

The Honorable Todd Mielke
County Commissioner
County of Spokane

Hazel Longmire
Vice-Chairperson
Colusa Indian Community Council

Alexander Skibine
Professor
University of Utah
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

Indian gaming revenues have grown from a very small amount in 1988, to $16.8 billion in 2003, to $27.9 billion in 2012, the highest revenue amount on record. There are more than 420 casinos run by about 240 tribes across 28 states. Concerns have been expressed by tribes, state and municipal governments, and private organizations that the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ policy guidelines do not adequately take into consideration the adverse impacts of off-reservation gaming.

Related Documents:

Latest News

Committee Chairmen: EPA Releases Burdensome and Duplicative CERCLA Financial Assurance Rules

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed requirements for risk management and financial assurance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability ...... Read more

GO Act Increases Opportunity for Recreation on Federal Lands

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on three bills, including H.R. 5129 (Rep. Doug LaMalfa), the “Guides and Outfitters Act” (GO Act). The GO Act streamlines the recrea...... Read more

Obama Administration’s Closing Acts on ESA Deliver Big for Radical Left Litigants

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the completion of initial reviews of three Endangered Species Act (ESA) petitions, including one setting the clock to potentially re-list ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Examining Decades of Data Manipulation at the United States Geological Survey
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events