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WASHINGTON - The US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a hearing called "Transportation: Paving the Way for Jobs, Infrastructure, and Safety in Native Communities" on Thursday, September 15.
President Obama outlined his American Jobs Act last week before Congress. He discussed the need to fix America's infrastructure, which includes, school buildings, bridges and roads.
Several witnesses will discuss the need to repair roads and other transportation-related infrastructure in Indian Country.
The hearing will be webcast live on Thursday afternoon.
WHEN : Thursday, September 15
TIME : 2:15 pm edt
WHERE : Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
Use this link to the Live Webcast »
The Honorable Charles W. Murphy, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, North Dakota
The Honorable Wes Martel, Co-Chairman, Joint Business Council for the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Fort Washakie, Wyoming
The Honorable Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians, Washington DC
Mr. C. John Healy, President, Intertribal Transportation Association, Harlem, Montana
Mr. Paulson Chaco, Director, Division of Transportation, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona
Ms. Jacque Hostler, Chief Executive Officer, Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, Trinidad, California
Mr. John Baxter, Associate Administrator, Office of Federal Lands Highway, US Department of Transportation, Washington DC
Accompanied by Mr. Robert Sparrow, Indian Reservation Roads Program Manager, Office of Federal Lands Highway, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Mr. Paul Tsosie, Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior, Washington DC
Accompanied by Mr. Leroy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington DC
posted September 14, 2011 7:30 am edt
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