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WASHINGTON - The US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing called "Deficit Reduction & Job Creation: Regulatory Reform in Indian Country" on Thursday, December 1.
With historic levels of national debt, Congress is looking for ways to reduce the deficit. American Indian programs are important in Indian Country are in danger of reduction. This hearing is important for United Senators to understand the critical need to create jobs in Indian Country. American Indians are historically unemployed at higher rates than their counterparts.
Expert testimony will be made by various witnessing, including by Jefferson Keel, Chickasaw, president of the National Congress of American Indians, and three American Indian tribal chairmen.
The hearing will be webcast live on Thursday afternoon through this Link »
WHEN: Thursday, December 1
TIME: 2:15 pm est
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
The Honorable Jefferson Keel
National Congress of American Indians
The Honorable Ben Shelly
Window Rock, Arizona
The Honorable Cedric Cromwell
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
The Honorable Pearl E. Casias
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Mr. Doug O'Brien
Deputy Undersecretary Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington
Mr. Geoffrey Blackwell
Chief, Office of Native Affairs & Policy, Federal Communications Commission, Washington
posted November 30, 2011 6:00 am est
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