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Indian and Insular Affairs

Examining Challenges and Solutions to Land Consolidation in Indian Country

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing on the opportunities and challenges of land consolidation in Indian Country. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "As this subcommittee has explored in previous hearings, barriers to land use and development of land in Indian Country frequently…

Members Consider Solutions to Improve Public Safety in Tribal Communities

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing examining the challenges and opportunities for improving public safety in tribal communities. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, yet that is not the case for so many tribal reservations. Adequate public…

Examining the Biden Administration's Proposed Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources Indo-Pacific Task Force held an oversight hearing on the Biden Administration's proposed Compact of Free Association (COFA) amendments. Task force Chair Amata Radewagen (R-American Samoa) and Co-chair Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-CNMI) released the following statements in response: "The Compact with our free association…

Committee Considers Legislation Providing Greater Land Autonomy to Tribes

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held a legislative hearing on three bills focused on various solutions related to tribal land ownership issues, codifying language from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regarding processing mortgages on Indian trust land and the reauthorization of the Udall Foundation. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) released…

Committee Considers Budget Request, Lack of Results for Insular and Tribal Communities

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing on the president's Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "There are finite federal resources and agencies must be held accountable for…

Committee Examines U.S. Interests in Indo-Pacific and the Threat of Chinese Influence

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held a hearing on preserving U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific and countering Chinese influence in the region.  "China's threat looms large over the national security interests of the United States and the world. In the Indo-Pacific, recent aggressions make our territories more important than ever before. As China routinely…

Committee Sounds Alarm on Lack of Tribal Health Care Oversight

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held a hearing to examine the fiscal year 2024 budget request for the Indian Health Service (IHS). Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "The IHS stated mission is 'to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest…

Committee Discusses Challenges, Opportunities for Improving Tribal Health Care

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Indian and Insular Affairs Subcommittee held an oversight hearing on the challenges and opportunities for improving health care delivery in tribal communities. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: “The Indian Health Service, or IHS, is the primary agency charged with providing health services to native people and tribal…

Committee Explores Bipartisan Solutions for Tribal Autonomy

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held a legislative hearing on two bills to increase tribal authority and control over their lands. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "I’m pleased to have had two of my bills heard in our subcommittee today. H.R. 1246, to authorize leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for…

Republicans Explore Solutions to Unlock Indian Country's Economic Potential

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing on unlocking Indian Country's economic potential. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R- Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: “One of the most important goals that I have as Chair of the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs is to ensure that our tribes have the tools that they need to…