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Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Newland to Testify Before U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

 

November 16, 2022



WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, November 16, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at a legislative hearing on a variety of Indian water rights settlement bills.

Assistant Secretary Newland will present the Department's views on, S. 4870, Tule River Tribe Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022; S. 4896, Pueblos of Jemez and Zia Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022; and S. 4898, Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022.

The Interior Department is committed to delivering long-promised water resources to Tribes, certainty to non-Indian neighbors, and a solid foundation for future economic development for entire communities dependent on common water resources.

The hearing begins at 2:30 p.m. ET and can be viewed at the Committee’s website. 

 

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