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Questions from the Tribal Business Journal for incoming HCNR Chairman Doc Hastings

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

First, congratulations to you and the incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives

Enactment of major Indian legislation

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

Many significant bills affecting Indian tribes and their members were enacted in the 111th Congress

Leadership and makeup of House committees in the 112th Congress

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

At the outset of the 112th Congress, John Boehner (R-OH) became the Speaker of the House with Eric Cantor (R-VA) as Majority Leader

Balance of power changes in Congress, impacts on Indian tribes likely

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

The November 2010 mid-term congressional elections resulted in historic Republican gains in the U.S. House of Representatives and significant gains in the U.S. Senate

Fiscal year 2011 appropriations bills

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

In the waning days of the session, the Senate failed to approve Senate Appropriations Chairman Inouye’s $1.1 trillion “Omnibus Appropriations” bill that included all 12 annual appropriations bills

A more evenly divided senate

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

Senate Democrats and Republicans re-elected their respective leadership teams for the 112th Congress, with Harry Reid (D-NV) to continue to serve as Majority Leader in the Senate and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as Minority Leader for the Republicans

The 111th Congress in review

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

The mid-term elections had many themes, including the need to strengthen the American economy and generate jobs, reduce annual federal deficits and long-term debt, reform the tax code, and improve transparency and accountability in the congressional process

House Republicans approve rules for the 112th Congress

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

House Republicans released new rules for the 112th Congress that propose to change the way the House operates, including a requirement that bills be available online 72 hours prior to a Floor vote

U.S. announces its support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2011

On December 16, 2010, President Obama announced at the second annual White House Tribal Nations Conference the United States' support for the United Nation's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples