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Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief Summary Last week, there were three congressional hearings pertinent to Tribal food and agriculture. Two were in the House Natural Resources Committee concerning modernization of the Federal Land Management Act and Tribal economic development,...
Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief – February 13, 2024

Policy Brief Summary Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard testimony last week on several bills supporting Tribal self-determination and self-governance. This week, there will be two Congressional hearings. The first is the House Natural Resource Committee hearing on...
Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief – February 6, 2024

Policy Brief Summary Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee met with representatives from several tribes to discuss how to improve the Land Buy-Back Program. This week, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hears pending legislation. There are opportunities to...
Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief – January 30, 2024

Policy Brief Summary This week, the House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing on land consolidation in Indian Country.  There are opportunities to provide feedback to federal agencies in the next couple of weeks including the Food and Drug Administration...
Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief – January 23, 2024

Policy Brief Summary It is a slow week, with no committee hearings in either chamber for agriculture committees. There are two events in the coming weeks to keep track of for those wanting to give feedback to federal agencies in listening sessions and consultations....
Policy Brief – February 20, 2024

Policy Brief – January 9, 2024

Policy Brief Summary   Congress is back in session this week, but there are no Tribal food and agriculture hearings scheduled.  Several boards and committees are still open for nomination submissions, with a couple having imminent deadlines: USDA Plant Variety...