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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3229, H.R. 4546, H.R. 4867, and S. 1603
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:00 AM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3229 (Young of AK), To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes. “Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 4546 (DeFazio), To amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, and for other purposes. “Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2014”
  • H.R. 4867 (Ruiz), To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes. “Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act”
  • S. 1603 (Stabenow), A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes. “Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act”

Witnesses and Testimony:


The Honorable Kevin Washburn (H.R. 4546, H.R. 4867 and S. 1603)
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

Ms. Elizabeth Fowler (H.R. 3229)
Deputy Director, Operations Management
Indian Health Service


Chairman W. Ron Allen (H.R. 4546)
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council

The Honorable Robert Martin (H.R. 4867)
Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Chairman D.K. Sprague (S. 1603)
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

Vice-Chair Carole Lankford (H.R. 4546)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation

Ms. Cathy Abramson (H.R. 3229)
National Indian Health Board
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Timothy Schuerch (H.R. 3229)
President and CEO
Maniilaq Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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