Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Business Meeting & Legislative Hearing

Published July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 26 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a business meeting to consider:

·         S. 1285, the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act; and

·         H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.

The business meeting with be immediately followed by a committee oversight hearing on “The GAO Reports on Human Trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Natives in the United States.”


WHAT:        A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing.

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


MS. GRETTA L. GOODWIN, PH.D., Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

MR. TRACY TOULOU, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

MR. JASON THOMPSON, Acting Deputy Director – Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

MS. NICOLE MATTHEWS, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, St. Paul, Minneapolis

MS. ALISON E. KEAR, Executive Director, Covenant House Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

Links to reports: GAO-17-325  GAO-17-624

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