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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3477 and H.R. 3599
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:30 PM
Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515






Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3477 (Rep. Markwayne Mullin), To enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between Federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States. “The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act”
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 3599 (Rep. Chuck Fleischmann), To take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act"
  • Hearing Memo

Witnesses and Testimony:

Ms. Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C. 
(Disclosure Form)

The Honorable Penny Pritzker (Invited)
Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Bill Anoatubby
Governor
The Chickasaw Nation
Ada, OK
(Disclosure Form)

The Honorable Patrick Lambert
Principal Chief
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Cherokee, NC
(Disclosure Form)

Ms. Sherry L. Rupert
President of the Board
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
Albuquerque, NM
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. William (Bill) D. Johnson (Invited)
President and CEO
Tennessee Valley Authority 
Knoxville, TN

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