Indian Affairs Committee hearing on budget
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing this morning on President Bush's fiscal year 2008 budget.

The hearing starts at 9:30am. The URL to the live webcast is http://indian.senate.gov/public/webcast.ram.

The witness list follows:
Panel 1
MR. JIM CASON
Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
Accompanied by: MR. ROSS SWIMMER, Special Trustee for American Indians, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

DR. CHARLES W. GRIM
Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Accompanied by: MR. ROBERT McSWAIN, Deputy Director; DR. DOUGLAS PETER, Acting Chief Medical Officer; and MR. GARY HARTZ, Director Environment Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland

MS. CATHERINE FREEMAN
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Accompanied by: MR. THOMAS CORWIN, Director, Division of Elementary, Secondary & Vocational Analysis, Budget Service, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, and MS. CATHIE CAROTHERS, Deputy Director, Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC

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 2
THE HONORABLE JEFFERSON KEEL
First Vice President, National Congress of American Indians, and Lieutenant Governor of Chickasaw Nation

MS. SALLY SMITH
Chairman, National Indian Health Board

DR. VERLIE ANN MALINA-WRIGHT
President, National Indian Education Association

MR. MARTY SHURAVLOFF
Chairman, National American Indian Housing Council

THE HONORABLE IVAN POSEY
Chairman, Shoshone Tribe, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request for Tribal Programs (February 15, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov

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