New Senate Indian Affairs chair supports Dakota Access Pipeline
January 10, 2017
Washington - The incoming Republican-controlled Senate has named John Hoeven, a staunch proponent of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, as the new chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
“I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and look forward to working... to pass legislation that helps improve the lives of people across Indian Country," the former North Dakota governor and the state's current senior US senator said in a statement. "We will address the issues of job creation, natural resource management, health care, education, public safety and housing in Indian communities, [and] we will also make it a priority to promote economic growth.