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Listening Lounge: Hearing on FY2007 budget request


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget request. Rather than hold two separate hearings -- one for federal witnesses and the other for tribal leaders -- the committee rolled both into one hearing.

You can listen to audio files of the hearing. All files are in MP3 format and can be played on your iPod, computer or other audio device.
Introductory Statements - 13.57 - 3.2MB

Panel I
Testimony - 25:35 - 5.9MB | Q&A - 39:11 - 9MB
MR. JAMES CASON, Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
DR. CHARLES W. GRIM, Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
MS. DARLA MARBURGER, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
MR. ORLANDO CABRERA, Assistant Secretary, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
MS. REGINA SCHOFIELD, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Panel II
Testimony - 44:14 - 10.1MB | Q&A - 13:50 - 3.2MB
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH A. GARCIA, President, National Congress of American Indians
THE HONORABLE KATHLEEN KITCHEYAN, Member, Board of Directors, National Indian Health Board and Chairwoman, San Carlos Apache Tribal Council, San Carlos, Arizona
MR. RYAN WILSON, President, National Indian Education Association
MS. CHERYL PARISH, Secretary & Board Member, National American Indian Housing Council
MR. GARY EDWARDS, Chief Executive Officer, National Native American Law Enforcement Association

The hearing starts at 2:30pm in Room 106 of the Senate Dirksen Building. It will be broadcast oline at http://indian.senate.gov.

White House OMB Report:
Major Savings and Reforms in the President's 2007 Budget (February 2006)

Relevant Links:
White House Office of Management and Budget- http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb

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