Haaland’s Bipartisan PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act Clears First Hurdle in the House

Haaland’s Bipartisan PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act Clears First Hurdle in the House

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act, HB 2031, cleared its first hurdle in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. This bipartisan bill aims to enhance Tribes’ self-governance over federally funded programs to support tribal communities.

Wednesday: Udall to Lead Indian Affairs Business Meeting on Critical Water Rights Bill

Wednesday: Udall to Lead Indian Affairs Business Meeting on Critical Water Rights Bill

Committee will consider Udall-sponsored Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act.

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, July 17, 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 Chairman John Hoeven in leading a business meeting to consider two bills, including S. 886, Udall’s Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act to make the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund permanent and provide certainty to Tribal communities.  

Udall to Continue as Lead Democrat on Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Udall to Continue as Lead Democrat on Senate Indian Affairs Committee

As vice chairman, Udall will keep fighting for NM Tribes and all of Indian Country

WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leadership announced that U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will continue serving as the vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in the 116th Congress, a position Udall has held since 2017. The leadership post gives Udall a powerful platform to continue to advocate for Native communities in New Mexico and across the country. With Udall’s leadership, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee has advanced numerous Tribal priorities in the 115th Congress.