Legislative: Hybrid SCIP Legislative Hearing – September 14, 2022

Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.mET, in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and via Cisco WebEx, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will hold a hybrid legislative hearing on the following bills:  

  • H.R. 6032 (Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA), To take certain Federal lands located in Siskiyou County, California, and Humboldt County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Karuk Tribe, and for other purposes. Katimiîn and Ameekyáaraam Sacred Lands Act.
  • H.R. 6964 (Rep. Marilyn Strickland, D-WA), To authorize leases of up to 99 years for lands held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.
  • H.R. 7581 [Discussion Draft ANS to H.R. 7581 - attached] (Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA), To recognize tribal cooperation in the environmental review of proposed actions affecting the revised Yurok Reservation, and for other purposes. Yurok Lands Act of 2022.
  • H.R. 8115 (Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-CA), To amend the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to authorize sales and leases of certain Federal land to federally recognized Indian Tribes, and for other purposes. Recreation and Public Purposes Tribal Parity Act.
  • H.R. 8286 (Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-WA), To take certain Federal land in the State of Washington into trust for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 8380 (Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García, D-IL), To provide for the settlement of claims relating to the Shab-eh-nay Band Reservation in Illinois, and for other purposes. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Shab-eh-nay Band Reservation Settlement Act of 2022.
  • H.R. 8387 (Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-WA), To amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancements in public safety services to Indian communities, and for other purposes. Parity for Tribal Law Enforcement Act.

This hearing will be streamed on YouTube. For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/


Witness List

Panel I

Rep. Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia

Illinois, 4th District

Rep. Derek Kilmer

Washington, 6th District

Rep. Jared Huffman

California, 2nd District

Rep. Marilyn Strickland

Washington, 10th District

Rep. Dan Newhouse

Washington, 4th District

Panel II

Hon. Wizipan Garriott (testimony)

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

U.S. Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C.

Panel III

Hon. Russell Attebery (H.R. 6032) (testimony)


Karuk Tribe

Happy Camp, CA

Hon. Joe James (H.R. 7581) (testimony)


Yurok Tribe

Klamath, CA

Hon. Frances Charles (H.R. 8286) (testimony)


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Port Angeles, WA

Hon. Joseph Rupnick (H.R. 8380) (testimony)


Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Mayetta, KS

Hon. Harry Pickernell, Sr. (H.R. 6964) (testimony)


Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Oakville, WA

Hon. Arain Hart (H.R. 8115) (testimony)


Susanville Indian Rancheria

Susanville, CA

Hon. Jarred-Michael Erickson (H.R. 8387) (testimony)


Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Nespelem, WA