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

Chairman Bishop Invites Patagonia CEO to Testify Before the Committee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to founder and CEO of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, inviting him to testify before the Committee on the Antiquities Ac...... Read more

Former Utah Governor, Chairman Bishop Re-Expose Political Deception Surrounding 1996 Monument Designation

Today, at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act,” former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (R-UT) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) d...... Read more

Committee Reviews Bill to Codify Protections for Trump’s New Monuments, Create Utah’s Sixth National Park

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.” Introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) the bill codifies the boundar...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events