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House Resources hearing on self-governance bill


The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on H.R.3994, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), a member of the committee, on October 30. It has two co-sponsors: Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia), the chairman of the committee, and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey).

The measure authorizes the Interior Department to enter into compacts with tribes to manage federal programs. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of Special Trustee and other Interior bureaus, offices and agencies are covered.

The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. A live broadcast will be available online.

Committee Notice:
Full Committee Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3994 (November 8, 2007)

Get the Bill:
Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act (H.R.3994)

Relevant Links:
House Natural Resources Committee - http://resourcescommittee.house.gov