Senate Finance Committee hearing on economies

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow on economic self-determination in Indian Country.

The hearing is being called by the Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction, whose chairman is Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The ranking member is Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Massachusetts), who focused on Indian small business during his 2004 presidential campaign.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the full committee, is expected to attend.

The committee has previously touched on tribal issues, like tax-exempt bonds and uses of tribal gaming revenues.

The hearing takes place at 2:30pm in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearings are usually broadcast online at http://finance.senate.gov. An audio link can also be accessed at http://www.capitolhearings.org.

Relevant Documents:
IRS Letter | Senate Testimony

Relevant Links:
Senate Finance Committee - http://finance.senate.gov

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