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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets under new leadership


February 11, 2021

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Photo: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time in the 117th Congress.

The committee is holding an organizational meeting on Thursday morning. The legislative panel's first order of business is the formal selection of a chair and vice chair.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is the new chairman of the committee. He is the third lawmaker from Hawaii in the role, following in the footsteps of the legendary former Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) and the late Sen. Daniel Akaka (D).


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