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Eye on Congress: June 18 - June 24

Updated: Jul 19, 2023


Congress has several hearings this week that could impact Indian Country.


The Native Farm Bill Coalition's research partner, the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, will provide an update on the hearings during the next Native Farm Bill Coalition Farm Bill Policy Update on June 20. Register here.


Upcoming Hearings:


Hearing: Senate Budget Committee Wednesday, June 21st at 10:00 am ET

Topic: Fossil Fuel Dark Money/Climate and Federal Budget

Hearing: House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, June 21st at 10:00am ET

Topic: Rural America’s Digital Divide

Markup: House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday, June 21st at 10:15am ET

Topic: Pending Legislation; H.R 3397 to require the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw a rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to conservation and landscape health

Hearing: House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, June 21st at 10:30am ET

Topic: FCC Oversight

Livestream - TBD

Hearing: Hearing: House Natural Resources Committee Thursday, June 22nd at 10:00am ET

Topic: Council on Environmental Quality Budget Transcript

Hearing: Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, June 22nd at 10:30am ET

Topic: “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act"


Upcoming Tribal Consultation/ Listening Sessions:


Title of Event: FDPIR Tribal Leader Consultation Work Group Tribal Consultation

Date and time: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

About: Quarterly Work Group Meeting (Framing Papers to follow)

Location: 2023 Tribal Self-Governance Conference @ River Spirit Resort & Casino – Tulsa, OK

Title of Event: Commodity Supplemental Food Program Tribal Consultation

Date and time: June 28, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

About: Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Location: 2023 Tribal Self-Governance Conference @ River Spirit Resort & Casino – Tulsa, OK



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