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Eye on Congress May 22-26th

Updated: May 23, 2023

With the deadline to the Farm Bill expiration date drawing closer and closer, Congress is working to listen to producers and agencies alike to ensure the passage of a bipartisan Farm Bill. This week, there will be two Congressional Hearings pertinent to the Farm Bill and Indian Country interests. Our research partners at the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiatives will be watching and taking notes over these hearings.

Tuesday, May 23rd at 10:00 am EDT

House Agriculture Committee Hearing

Topic: Natural Resources Conservation Service/ Farm Service Agency

Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:00pm EDT

House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands

Topic: Legislative Hearing on a number of Acts, including H.R. 1450 “Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act”.

Wednesday, May 24th at 10:00 am EDT

House Appropriations Committee Hearing

Topic: Homeland Security/ Agriculture Appropriations

Thursday, May 25th at 9:00 am EDT

House Natural Resource Committee Hearing

Topic: Oversight Hearing on Examining the President’s FY2024 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Insular Affairs

Preview of Upcoming Events:

House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson will be hosting two listening sessions:

Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00am PDT- Redding, CA

Topic: Forestry Roundtable

Friday, June 2 at 10:30 am PDT- Albany OR

Topic: Farm Bill Listening Session



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