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NCAI President Fawn Sharp Testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

March 1 @ 10:00 am EST

Washington D.C. (February 25, 2022)—On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the contributions of the American Rescue Plan’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds on record GDP growth, historically low unemployment, and healthier communities amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The $350 billion program was made possible by the Committee’s provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.


Through the Recovery Funds, the Treasury Department has provided direct, flexible support to state, Tribal, territorial, and local governments in responding to the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.  Over the past year, these critical federal resources have made the difference between recession and recovery for communities across the country by supporting a wide range of state and local projects to save jobs and small businesses, support families, protect public health, and promote an equitable recovery that supports long-term growth and opportunity for all.


The hearing will examine current trends in expenditures, evidence-based approaches, and existing projects that can serve as models for states and localities as they allocate remaining funds and consider future investments.




Per the Office of the Attending Physician’s (OAP) guidelines, and in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Committee on House Administration, the hearing room has been reconfigured to provide for social distancing.  In light of current guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and OAP, all members of the press must wear must properly fitted, medical-grade, filtration face masks (KN95 or N95 masks) masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.


The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the hearing proceedings remotely.  Seating in the hearing room is extremely limited and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP to the Oversight Committee Democrats Press Office at  oversightpress@mail.house.gov no later than 5 p.m. ET on February 28, 2022. 



The Honorable JB Pritzker


State of Illinois

The Honorable Fawn Sharp


National Congress of American Indians

The Honorable Victoria Woodards


City of Tacoma, Washington

First Vice President, National League of Cities

The Honorable Gary Moore


Boone County, Kentucky

Immediate Past President, National Association of Counties

Dr. Michael Leachman

Vice President for State Fiscal Policy

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Additional witness to be announced


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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)