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House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States set for first hearing

The newly created House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds its first hearing of the 116th Congress this week. The panel, which is part of the House Committee on Natural Resources, will take testimony from tribal and Native leaders on Tuesday afternoon. The hearing is part of a Democratic-led focus on climate change, an issue they say was ignored when the House was under Republican rule for the last decade.

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2/11/2019

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