Legislative Hearing: SCIP Legislative Hearing – February 5, 2020

Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Ruben Gallego

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: 

  • H.R. 4059 (Rep. Raul Ruiz), To take certain lands in California into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4495 (Rep. Raul Ruiz), To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4888 (Rep. Kurt Schrader), To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 5153 (Rep. Don Young), Indian Buffalo Management Act.

Witness List 

Panel I: 

Mr. Darryl LaCounte (H.R. 4059, H.R. 4888, H.R. 5153) (testimony)

Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs 

U.S. Department of the Interior 

Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Randy Grinnell (H.R. 4495) (testimony)

Deputy Director for Management Operations, 

Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Rockville, MD 

Panel II: 

Hon. Jeff L. Grubbe (H.R. 4059) (testimony)

Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians 

Palm Springs, CA 

Ms. Anna Scrimenti (H.R. 4495) (testimony)

Health Policy Analyst, California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. 

Roseville, CA

Hon. Cheryle Kennedy (H.R. 4888) (testimony)

Chairwoman, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Grand Ronde, OR

Mr. Ervin Carlson (H.R. 5153) (testimony)

Board President, InterTribal Buffalo Council

Rapid City, SD

Ms. Melissa Berns (H.R. 5153)  (testimony)

Board Member, Old Harbor Native Corporation

Old Harbor, AK