Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Identifying Indian Affairs Priorities for the Trump Administration: Interior Secretary to Testify

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Published March 6, 2017 

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 8 at 2:15 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on “Identifying Indian Affairs Priorities for the Trump Administration.”

Former Congressman Ryan Zinke, who was confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn last week as the U.S. Department of the Interior, will make his first testimony before Committee on Indian Affairs in his new role. The Department of the Interior houses Indian Affairs that oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.

The hearing may shed some light on the priorities the Trump administration may have relating to Indian Affairs.

DETAILS:

WHAT:        A committee oversight hearing on “Identifying Indian Affairs Priorities for the Trump Administration.”

WHEN:        2:15 PM EST, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WHERE:     628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video will be provided at indian.senate.gov.

WITNESSES:

The Honorable Ryan Zinke

Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Alvin Not Afraid, Jr.

Chairman, Crow Nation, Crow Agency, Montana

The Honorable Keith B. Anderson

Vice Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Prior Lake, Minneapolis

The Honorable Jefferson Keel

Lieutenant Governor, Chickasaw Nation, Ada, Oklahoma

The Honorable Jamie Azure

District 1 Tribal Councilman, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Belcourt, North Dakota

The Honorable E. Paul Torres

Chairman, All Pueblo Council of Governors, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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