Chairman Grijalva, Democratic Steering and Policy Leaders Holding Hearing Jan. 15 on Shutdown Impacts

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva and leaders of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing on Jan. 15 at 11:00 a.m. on the impacts of the ongoing government shutdown on Native American communities and on the country’s natural resources. The hearing will include two witness panels.

Full details are available below. The event is open to the press and the public, although seating is limited. Visitors should be aware that anyone seeking entrance to the Capitol for official business must stop at an Appointments Desk to receive an official business visitor pass that must be worn at all times while in the Capitol. Visitors should be prepared to show identification.

The event will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/NRDems/videos/1148568341960181/?__tn__=-R.                                                           

What: Democratic Hearing on Shutdown Impacts on Indian Country and the Environment

Where: HC-05 in the U.S. Capitol

When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Members of Congress: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Rep. Barbara Lee (C-Calif.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and other Members of Congress

Witness Panels: Two panels

Panel One

Chairman Aaron Payment (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe), Chairman, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe and Board Member, National Congress of American Indians - TESTIMONY

Mary Greene Trottier (Spirit Lake Nation), President, National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations Board - TESTIMONY

Kerry Hawk Lessard (Shawnee), Executive Director, Native American Lifelines - TESTIMONY

Panel Two

Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity (UC Berkeley); Former Director, National Park Service - TESTIMONY

Richard Ring, Executive Council Member, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks TESTIMONY

Dan Ashe, Former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service TESTIMONY

Press Contact

Media Contact: Adam Sarvana

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