Senate committee to host roundtable on Tribal Law and Order Act
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a roundtable to discuss the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.
The committee last looked into the law at an oversight hearing on December 2, 2015. Lawmakers from both parties criticized the Obama administration for failing to deliver timely reports about public safety in Indian Country.
Among other provisions, the law requires the Department of Justice to provide annual reports about the number of cases it investigates and prosecutes on reservations. The latest report, covering the year 2014, was sent to the committee via e-mail only about a half an hour before the start of the hearing.