WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM (ET), Alaska Congressman Don Young will chair a legislative hearing in the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs on the following bills:
H.R. 2388, the Subsistence Access Management Act of 2015 (Young - AK), to reverse the designation by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture of certain communities in the State of Alaska as non-rural.
H.R. 2388 would rescind the authority of the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture to designate an area or community as non-rural with respect to administering the Federal Subsistence Management Program on public lands within the State of Alaska pursuant to the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
The bill also provides that seven areas re-designated as non-rural pursuant to the Secretaries’ revised regulation in 2007 be reinstated as rural. Finally, the bill would set forth that only an Act of Congress may re-designate an area as non-rural for subsistence purposes on public lands in Alaska.
For more on H.R. 2388, click here.
H.R. 1880, the Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act (Lujan Grisham – NM), to require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of Federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico.
H.R. 1880 would direct the Secretary of the Interior to take four tracts of land totaling 11.11 acres into trust for the benefit of nineteen (19) Pueblos in the State of New Mexico. These lands were historically part of the Albuquerque Indian School site, which are culturally and historically significant to the Pueblos. Upon transfer, the lands may be used by the 19 Pueblos only for educational, health, cultural, business, and economic development purposes by these Pueblo tribes. Under the bill, gaming would be prohibited on these lands taken into trust.
For more on H.R. 1880, click here.
A live video stream of the IIANA Subcommittee hearing will be broadcast at House Committee on Natural Resources. The meeting, which will be held in 1334 Longworth House Office Building, is open to the public.