Indian Affairs Committee meeting, hearing
MP3 Files:
Business Meeting/Sen. Murkowski

Opening Statements
Note: Due to a technical glitch on the Senate's side, Sen. Dorgan and Sen. Murkowski were cut off. The audio comes back for parts of Sen. Tester's statement.

Panel 1 | Q&A

Panel 2 | Q&A

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing this morning.

Two items are on the agenda for the business meeting. They are: 1) Approval of a vice chairman for the committee; and 2) S.462, the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has been acting as vice chairman since the death of Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming) in June. [Agenda].

The hearing focuses on a discussion draft legislation to amend and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act [PDF]. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
MR. RODGER BOYD
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Panel 2
THE HONORABLE DAVID BRIEN
Chairman, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

THE HONORABLE WALDO WALKER
Chairman, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Accompanied by: MR. RAYMOND GONZALES, Executive Director, Washoe Housing Authority, Gardnerville, NV

MS. ANEVA J. YAZZIE
CEO, Navajo Nation Housing Authority

MS. TERI NUTTER
Executive Director Copper River Basin Regional Housing Authority
Accompanied by: MR. DAN DUAME, Executive Director of the Aleutian Housing Authority, Anchorage, AK

MR. MARTY SHURAVLOFF
Chairman, National American Indian Housing Council

The hearing starts at 9:30am and will be broadcast online at http://indian.senate.gov/public/webcast.ram.

Committee Notice:
BUSINESS MEETING to consider pending business, to be followed immediately by a HEARING on discussion draft legislation to amend and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act. (July 19, 2007)

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

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