Senate hearing on Shoshone-Paiute water rights
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this morning on S.462, a bill to settle the water rights of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Nevada.

The bill resolves a water dispute between the tribes, the state and individual users. it creates a $45 million development fund and a $15 maintenance fund for water and economic development projects on the reservation.

The hearing starts at 10am and will broadcast online at http://indian.senate.gov/public. The witness list follows:
THE HONORABLE HARRY REID
Majority Leader, United States Senate

Panel 1
MR. WILLIAM P. RAGSDALE
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

THE HONORABLE KYLE PRIOR
Chairman, Shoshone Paiute Tribes, Duck Valley Reservation

MR. ALLEN BIAGGI
Director, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State of Nevada

Committee Notice:
HEARING on S. 462, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Water Rights Settlement Act (April 26, 2007)

Get the Bill:
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Water Rights Settlement Act (S.462)

Relevant Links:
Duck Valley Shoshone - Paiute Tribes - http://www.shopaitribes.org
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov

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