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SENATE BILL 1003 JUNE 6 HEARINGS AND CONGRESSMAN RICK RENZI’S INVOLVEMENT

June 27, 2006 by  
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There was a hearing today (Tuesday) on S. 1003. This hearing was just
scheduled last week. Congressman Renzi’s office was suppose to submit an
alternative bill with no relocation and calling for a study of the
relocation issue and impacts. Instead, Congressman Renzi’s bill was never
introduced and the hearing focused solely on S. 1003.

Here is a link to the written testimonies, which closely track the
testimonies given last summer. If you look at Hopi Chairman Ivan Sidney’s
testimony you can see where he refers to Renzi’s bill which was never
introduced:

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/archives/109/full/062006.htm

President Joe Shirley’s testimony offers some faint clues as to what may
be some of the true goals and objectives of this bill. In particular,
President Shirley highlights a provision that would effectively curtail or
end any construction on HPL even for accomodation agreement signers and
another terminating land exchanges in New Mexico.

ALTERNATIVE BILL -RICK RENZI:
Apparently, there is still work being done on an alternative bill to
incorporate long standing support for lifting the Bennett Freeze, which
every politician seems to support but which sees little movement, focusing
on rehabilitation and infrastructure. Congressman Renzi, of course, has
to work with both the Hopi Tribal council and Navajo Nation.

Opposition of the Navajo Nation, and even the BIA, makes it less likely
that the bill will be passed under “Suspension of the Rules” unlike the
Senate where it received no debate under the Senate’s “unanimous consent”
procedure.

http://www.indianz.com/News/2006/014550.asp

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