Examining Federal Programs that Serve Tribes and Their Members

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: February 15, 2017 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To review recent studies conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General (DOI OIG) on the management of federal programs that serve tribes.

BACKGROUND:

  • On Wednesday, GAO will release its biennial High Risk List of government operations with the greatest vulnerability to fraud, waste, and mismanagement; one new area of the 2017 report is Improving Federal Programs that Serve Tribes and Their Members.
  • GAO reports significant problems with development of Indian energy resources and management of education programs and healthcare services.
  • DOI OIG also released its own findings related to management of tribal energy resources and tribal school facilities.

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Frank Rusco Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Energy and Science Issues U.S. Government Accountability Office Document
The Honorable Mary Kendall Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Interior Document
The Honorable Tyson Thompson Councilman Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council Document