Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM Eastern
Presiding: The Honorable Katie Porter, Chair


The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Rep. Katie Porter (D-California), will hold an oversight hearing titled, The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities, on April 5, 2022.

Nationally, tribal communities have been among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. According to the House Committee on Natural Resources, Native people are almost 50 percent more likely to die of an opioid overdose than any other group. The number of overdose deaths has spiked even higher during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the committee said in advance of the hearing.

The hearing will examine how the federal government can fulfill its trust responsibility and support self-determination by providing resources to support programs that address the opioid crisis in tribal communities and among urban Indian organizations.

The Honorable Chuck Hoskin, Jr. [TESTIMONY: PDF]
Principal Chief
Cherokee Nation

Ms. Maureen Rosette [TESTIMONY: PDF]
Board Member
National Council of Urban Indian Health

Mr. Wayne Cortez [TESTIMONY: PDF]
Peer Support Specialist
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.

Mr. Art Del Cueto [TESTIMONY: PDF]
Vice President, Western Region
National Border Patrol Council

House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Hearing Notice: The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities (April 5, 2022)
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