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Legislative Hearing on Bills to Empower Indian Tribes, Promote Self-Determination
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515

Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 212 (Rep. Don Young of AK), To amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide a process for expediting congressional review of an Indian tribe’s funding agreement at the Indian tribe’s request, and for other purposes. “Expediting Funding for Efficient Contracting Tribes Act” or the “EFFECT Act
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 2320 (Rep. Rick Larsen), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to place certain lands in Skagit and San Juan Counties, Washington, into trust for the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes. “Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 3225 (Rep. Peter DeFazio), To allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands. “Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act.”
  • Hearing Memo

Witnesses and Testimony:

Mr. John Tahsuda III
Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, DC

The Honorable Tom Wooten
Samish Indian Nation
Anacortes, WA

The Honorable Mark Ingersoll
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians
Coos Bay, OR

The Honorable Brian Porter
Vice Chairman
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
LaConner, WA

Ms. Charleen Fisher
Executive Director
Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments
Fort Yukon, AK

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