Capital Building

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Oversight and legislative proposals pertaining to American Indian, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native peoples


American Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States; all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters which specifically pertain to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives; all matters regarding United States relations with Native Americans, Native American tribes and Freely Associated States; matters of Native American sovereignty

Committee Leadership

Chair John Hoeven (R - ND)
Ranking Mem. Tom Udall (D - NM)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
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