Hoeven and Udall Elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee announced today that U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM) were elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee.
In a statement following the election, Senator Hoeven said the Committee will “make it a priority to promote economic growth. Jobs and economic growth are the priorities that will help Indian families, communities and businesses succeed.”
In a similar statement, Senator Udall expressed that the Committee has a “proud tradition of bipartisan cooperation” and is looking forward to working with the new Chairman. He also noted that the “U.S. Senate has a duty to support Tribal communities in their work to build sustainable economies and good schools, provide quality health care, maintain access to clean air and water, and protect the deep Native American connection to culture and tradition.”
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will play a critical role in the confirmation processes for the Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Special Trustee, and the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service Director.
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