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Indian and Insular Affairs

Harriet Hageman Official Photo
Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.)

The Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs oversees all matters regarding Native Americans and Alaska Natives, including the 574 federally recognized Indian tribes with approximately 2 million members. 

Republicans on the Subcommittee are working to ensure freedom and economic development opportunity for Indian tribes across the country.

Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee:

  • All matters related to the Federal trust responsibility to Native Americans and the sovereignty of Native Americans.  
  • Measures relating to the welfare of Native Americans, including management of Indian lands in general and special measures relating to claims that are paid out of Indian funds.
  • All matters regarding Native Alaskans.
  • All matters regarding the relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes, including special oversight functions under House Rule X. 
  • All matters regarding Native Hawaiians. 
  • All matters regarding insular areas of the United States. 
  • All measures or matters regarding the Freely Associated States. 
  • General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies, and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.


Vice Chair Jenniffer González-Colón
(R-Puerto Rico)

Amata Coleman Radewagen
(R-American Samoa)

Doug LaMalfa

Jerry Carl

Jim Moylan