Subcommittee Hearing: SCIP Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Ruben Gallego

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 1312 (Rep. Jared Huffman), To recognize tribal cooperation in the environmental review of proposed actions affecting the revised Yurok Reservation, and for other purposes. “Yurok Lands Act of 2019”
  • S. 216 (Sen. Maria Cantwell), To provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, and for other purposes. "Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act
  • H.R. 3846 (Rep. Ben Ray Lujan), To enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and for other purposes. “Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2019
  • H.R. 4153 (Rep. Ro Khanna), To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize urban Indian organizations to enter into arrangements for the sharing of medical services and facilities, and for other purposes. “Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act

Witness List

Panel I – Members of Congress

 Rep. Jared Huffman (H.R. 1312) California, 2nd District

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (H.R. 3846) New Mexico, 3rd District

Rep. Ro Khanna (H.R. 4153) California, 17th District

Panel II – Administration Witnesses

Mr. Darryl LaCounte (H.R. 1312, S. 216, H.R. 3846) (testimony)

Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, D.C.

 Rear Adm. Chris Buchanan (H.R. 4153) (testimony)

Deputy Director, Indian Health Service

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rockville, MD

Ms. Sonya Baskerville (S. 216) (testimony)

Manager, National Relations Bonneville Power Administration Portland, OR

Panel III – Expert Witnesses

The Hon. Joe James (H.R. 1312) (testimony)

Chairman, The Yurok Tribe Klamath, CA

The Hon. Timothy Manchego (H.R. 3846) (testimony)

Governor, Pueblo of Santa Ana Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM

Ms. Sonya M. Tetnowski (H.R. 4153) (testimony)

CEO, Santa Clara Valley Indian Health Center San Jose, CA

The Hon. Carol Evans (S. 216) (testimony)

Chairwoman, Spokane Tribe of Indians Wellpinit, WA

The Hon. Garth Sundberg, Sr. (H.R. 1312) (testimony)

Chairman, Trinidad Rancheria Trinidad, CA