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July 14, 2021
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SCHATZ LEADS BUSINESS MEETING TO ADVANCE NEWLAND NOMINATION
WASHINGTON — In the present day, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a enterprise assembly to advance to the complete Senate President Biden’s nomination of Mr. Bryan Todd Newland, of Michigan, to function Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs on the Division of the Inside.
The Assistant Secretary is the Division’s highest-ranking Senate-confirmed official in Indian Affairs and has the solemn duty of sustaining the USA’ government-to-government relationship with sovereign Tribal Nations. The committee held a listening to on Mr. Newland’s nomination final month and reviewed letters in assist of his nomination from greater than 40 Tribes and Tribal organizations.
Schatz expressed his full assist for Mr. Newland and urged his colleagues to vote to advance his nomination.
“It’s clear from the file that Mr. Newland is uniquely certified to achieve this function, and to serve this nation with honor because the chief federal advocate on the Division of the Inside for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives,” stated Chairman Schatz. “Mr. Newland’s mixture of subject space experience, earlier public service, and real sincerity make him a great nominee to function Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Furthermore, I assist his swift affirmation for a similar causes his Tribal supporters do—due to his invaluable expertise as a Tribal Chief; his private and in-depth information of the problems dealing with Tribes; his experience within the advanced areas of fee-to-trust, treaties, gaming, and leasing; his understanding of Inside’s distinctive function in fulfilling the federal belief duty to Native peoples; and his diplomatic and respectful strategy to honoring Tribal sovereignty.”
Mr. Newland’s nomination handed the committee by voice vote.