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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States. Additionally, all legislation proposed by Members of the Senate that specifically pertains to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives is under the jurisdiction of the Committee. (source)

Chair:
Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
Vice Chair:
Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
Republicans:
8
Democrats:
7

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of John Hoeven
Chair
Republican
Portrait of Tom Udall
Vice Chair
Democrat
Portrait of John Barrasso
Republican
Portrait of Maria Cantwell
Democrat
Portrait of Michael Crapo
Republican
Portrait of Steve Daines
Republican
Portrait of Heidi Heitkamp
Democrat
Portrait of James Lankford
Republican
Portrait of John McCain
Republican
Portrait of Jerry Moran
Republican
Portrait of Lisa Murkowski
Republican
Portrait of Brian Schatz
Democrat
Portrait of Jon Tester
Democrat

Bills

There are 45 bills referred to this committee:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Oct 17, 2017 PDF S. 825: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017
Oct 17, 2017 PDF S. 1116: Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2017
Oct 17, 2017 PDF S. 1285: Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act
Sep 26, 2017 PDF S. 607: Native American Business Incubators Program Act
Sep 5, 2017 PDF S. 772: AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017
Aug 2, 2017 PDF S. 669: Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act
Jun 28, 2017 PDF S. 381: A bill to repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation”.
Jun 28, 2017 PDF S. 691: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017
May 24, 2017 PDF S. 245: Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017
May 24, 2017 PDF S. 343: RESPECT Act
May 22, 2017 PDF S. 39: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017
Apr 6, 2017 PDF S. 91: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017
Apr 6, 2017 PDF S. 302: John P. Smith Act
Apr 4, 2017 PDF S. 254: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act
Mar 27, 2017 PDF S. 269: A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and for other purposes.
Mar 22, 2017 PDF S. 249: A bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes.
Mar 21, 2017 PDF S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Feb 17, 2017 PDF S. 63: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2916 (114th): A bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes.
Dec 9, 2016 PDF S. 2920 (114th): Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2016
Nov 17, 2016 PDF S. 2580 (114th): RAISE Act of 2016
Nov 17, 2016 PDF S. 2643 (114th): Pueblo de Cochiti Self-Governance Act
Nov 17, 2016 PDF S. 2717 (114th): DRIFT Act of 2016
Nov 16, 2016 PDF S. 2417 (114th): Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act
Nov 16, 2016 PDF S. 2739 (114th): Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act
Nov 15, 2016 PDF S. 2564 (114th): Dine College Act of 2016
Sep 27, 2016 PDF S. 2421 (114th): A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and for other purposes.
Sep 27, 2016 PDF S. 2959 (114th): A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jun 9, 2016 PDF S. 1879 (114th): Interior Improvement Act
Apr 27, 2016 PDF S. 438 (114th): IRRIGATE Act
Mar 16, 2016 PDF S. 818 (114th): A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.
Mar 9, 2016 PDF S. 1443 (114th): Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2015
Mar 2, 2016 PDF S. 817 (114th): A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
Feb 29, 2016 PDF S. 1419 (114th): Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act
Feb 29, 2016 PDF S. 1436 (114th): Nevada Native Nations Land Act
Feb 29, 2016 PDF S. 1776 (114th): TIRES Act
Feb 8, 2016 PDF S. 383 (114th): Indian Trust Asset Reform Act
Jan 12, 2016 PDF S. 1579 (114th): NATIVE Act
Jan 12, 2016 PDF S. 1761 (114th): A bill to take certain Federal land located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes.
Jan 12, 2016 PDF S. 1822 (114th): A bill to take certain Federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and for other purposes.
Jan 12, 2016 PDF H.R. 387 (114th): Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act
Jan 12, 2016 PDF H.R. 487 (114th): To allow the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer certain lands.
Dec 18, 2015 PDF S. 152 (114th): Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Sep 30, 2015 PDF S. 209 (114th): Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2015
Sep 10, 2015 PDF S. 35 (114th): Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2015
Sep 10, 2015 PDF S. 248 (114th): Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Sep 10, 2015 PDF S. 465 (114th): Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2015
Aug 5, 2015 PDF S. 710 (114th): Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2015
Aug 4, 2015 PDF S. 986 (114th): Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act
May 22, 2015 PDF S. 286 (114th): Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2015
May 11, 2015 PDF S. 184 (114th): Native American Children’s Safety Act
May 11, 2015 PDF S. 230 (114th): A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation located in Bethel, Alaska.
May 11, 2015 PDF S. 246 (114th): Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act
May 11, 2015 PDF S. 321 (114th): A bill to revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other purposes.
May 11, 2015 PDF S. 501 (114th): New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act