House Appropriations Hearing – 1987 – following AZ Republic Articles

Representative Yates:
“It is hard to designate by title the subject of this hearing. It could be called by the headline in the articles that I am sure the Secretary has received and Mr. Swimmer has received. It could be called “Fraud in Indian Country, A Billion-Dollar Betrayal,” or it could be called, “The State of the BIA and What Should Be Done About It.” I suppose it could be called any number of other things, but the fact remains that there is a condition out in Indian country that has been described in the articles of the Arizona Republic.”