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Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill
Indian Country sees 'real progress' with $1.3 trillion spending bill (March 26, 2018)

Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.


Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy
Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy (September 26, 2017)

The Colorado River Indian Tribes are interested in leasing their water rights to entities throughout Arizona.


Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems
Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems (April 5, 2017)

The rates for the most part have not changed dramatically at irrigation systems in Indian Country.


Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (February 1, 2017)

As President Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.


National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.


House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)

Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.


Northern Arapaho Tribe hails settlement in water diversion dispute
Northern Arapaho Tribe hails settlement in water diversion dispute (September 2, 2016)

The tribe will help oversee restoration of the Big Wind River following an illegal diversion that dates back more than 20 years.


John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country
John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country (January 25, 2016)

Last January, as the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I outlined an aggressive set of priorities.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (March 12, 2015)

Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.


Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up IRRIGATE Act
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up IRRIGATE Act (March 4, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't outright state a position on the bill.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee set for hearing on IRRIGATE Act
Senate Indian Affairs Committee set for hearing on IRRIGATE Act (March 3, 2015)

The bill authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to cover the costs of operations and maintenance at irrigation projects in Indian Country


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on irrigation bill
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on irrigation bill (February 27, 2015)

The Irrigation Rehabilitation and Renovation for Indian Tribal Governments and Their Economies Act authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 for irrigation operations and maintenance.


Bipartisan bill addresses irrigation projects in Indian Country
Bipartisan bill addresses irrigation projects in Indian Country (February 13, 2015)

The IRRIGATE Act provides $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to address operation and maintenance.


GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee
GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 26, 2015)

Indian Country can expect hearings on energy development, government waste, irrigation projects and juvenile justice.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation (September 10, 2014)

Tribal leaders said not much has changed since a 2006 report from the Government Accountability Office.


Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation (September 8, 2014)

The committee will hear from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal leaders.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on irrigation projects
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on irrigation projects (September 4, 2014)

The hearing takes place Wednesday, September 10.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing at Wind River
Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing at Wind River (April 13, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a field hearing next Wednesday, April 20, in Wyoming. The hearing will examine deferred maintenance and management issues at the Wind River Irrigation...