On Thursday, January 5, 2017 Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) were elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs for the 115th Congress.
"I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and look forward to working with Vice Chairman Udall and members of the Committee to pass legislation that helps improve the lives of people across Indian Country. In our roles, we will address the issues of job creation, natural resource management, health care, education, public safety and housing in Indian communities," said Chairman Hoeven. "We will also make it a priority to promote economic growth. Jobs and economic growth are the priorities that will help Indian families, communities and businesses succeed."
Senator Hoeven replaces former committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Udall replaces former committee Vice-Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT).