Wednesday: Udall To Lead Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing On Critical Legislation To Address Public Safety Needs In Native Communities

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Wednesday: Udall To Lead Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing On Critical Legislation To Address Public Safety Needs In Native Communities

Committee will receive testimony on five bills championed by Udall, including legislation to address the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will join Committee Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in convening a business meeting on two bills, S. 1211, Addressing Underdeveloped and Tribally Operated Streets Act, and H.R. 1388, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019.

Immediately following the business meeting, the committee will hold a legislative hearing on five bills vital to Tribal public safety, including two Udall-sponsored bills, the Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection (NYTOPA) Act and the Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities ActSavanna’s Act and the Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act, cosponsored by Udall, will also be considered at the hearing.

  • S. 227, Savanna’s Act
  • S. 288, Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act
  • S. 290, Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act
  • S. 982, Not Invisible Act of 2019
  • S. 1853, Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act

Witnesses will include:

  • Mr. Charlie Addington, Director, Office Justice Services, DOI
  • Mr. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, DOJ
  • Chief Lynn Malerba (Mohegan Tribe), Secretary, United South and Eastern Tribes (CT)
  • Chief Justice Michelle Demmert, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes (AK)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

WHAT: Udall to preside as vice chairman at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs business meeting on S. 1211 and H.R. 1388 and legislative hearing on S. 277, S. 288, S. 290, S. 982, and S. 1853
WHEN: Approximately 2:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. MT
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Watch live HERE.