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Eye on Congress- April 24-28


On Wednesday April 26th, there will be three Congressional Hearings pertinent to the Farm Bill and Indian Country interests. There will also be a series of USDA tribal consultations taking place throughout the week. Our research partners at the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiatives will be watching and taking notes over these hearings.


Wednesday, April 26th 10:00am EDT


Hearing: Senate Budget Committee


Topic: Climate Change Health Costs



Wednesday, April 26th 10:00am EDT


Hearing: House Agriculture Committee


Topic: Farm Bill



Wednesday, April 26th 10:15am EDT


Hearing: House Natural Resources Committee


Topic: Forest Service Budget



Tribal Consultations:


Title of Event: Consultation on Government-wide Consultation Training Module 2023 Equity and Barriers Consultation


About: Building from the consultations USDA held in 2021 and 2022, these upcoming consultations will report on previously identified barriers as well as talk about ones not previously discussed. Please visit here for more information.


Dates and Times:

Monday, April 24: Economic Development

Tuesday, April 25: Food, Safety, and Trade

Thursday, April 27: Farming, Ranching, and Conservation

Friday, April 28: Forests and Public Lands Management

Monday, May 1: Education and Research

Tribal Caucus – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET / Tribal Consultation – 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET




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