The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs has scheduled its first hearing of the 113th Congress. The subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on federal recognition next Tuesday, March 19. Lawmakers will hear the perspective of the Interior Department, which failed to send representatives to a hearing on the subject during the last session of Congress. For the 113th Congress, the subcommittee will continue to be chaired by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska). The Republican majority has a total of eight members, including newcomer Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. On the Democratic side, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) is the new ranking member. The subcommittee has a total of six members, including newcomer Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California), who has experience with Indian issues. Committee Notice:
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Authorization, standards, and procedures for whether, how, and when Indian tribes should be newly recognized by the federal government: Perspective of the Department of the Interior"
(March 19, 2013)
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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