Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies has announced that it will hold American Indian/Alaska Native Public Witness Hearings for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations process on March 8 and 9, 2023. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over discretionary funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service, among other agencies of importance to Indian Country. These public witness hearings inform the Subcommittee's proposed funding levels for these agencies. It is important to note that the President's Budget Request for FY 2024 is expected to be issued on March 9th, so in-person public witnesses will not have the opportunity to react to the Administration's proposals in testimony before the Subcommittee.
If you would like to submit a request to testify, please send an email with the subject line: “Request to Testify” to: IN.Approp@mail.house.gov. In the email, please state who will be testifying (with title and institutional affiliation if applicable), the subject of the testimony, and contact information. All requests must be received by Tuesday, February 21, 2023. For more information, please consult the Subcommittee's instructions here.