From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: New Location For Reservation Shopping Hearing In Sacramento Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 New Location For Reservation Shopping Hearing In Sacramento ***New Location ***New Location ***New Location*** Look below for the new location and address. Office of Native American and Insular Affairs House Committee on Resources 140 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 226-9725 (202) 225-7094 (f) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Immediate Release June 2, 2005 Contact: Brian Kennedy or Matt Streit at (202) 226-9019 Pombo Takes Committee to CA For Tribal Gaming Hearing State Ranks at Top for Most Off-Reservation Casino Proposals in US SACRAMENTO, CA - Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-CA) announced the Committee on Resources will hold an oversight field hearing on off-reservation tribal gaming Mon., June 6 in the Sacramento, CA state library. The hearing, third in a series on the issue, will focus on possible effects in northern California. Off-reservation gaming is the practice of allowing a tribe to move from its existing reservation lands to build a casino in an area sometimes hundreds of miles away from its current reservation. Pombo crafted draft legislation to heavily limit these moves, which he made available for public comment earlier this year. "Since I released my draft bill I have received an outpouring of public comments from across the country," Pombo said. "But northern California has been the strongest voice on the issue by far. We must are going right to the source to examine this issue and hear directly from the people involved." Although proposals for off reservation casinos are spread throughout the country, about 40 different proposals exist in California for currently landless tribes, newly restored tribal lands or basic off-reservation moves. Nearly a dozen local witnesses will testify at next week's hearing, including local community leaders, state officials and tribal representatives in favor of and opposed to off reservation gaming. The Committee held two other hearings this year on the issue. The full committee held its first oversight hearing on the discussion draft bill in March, while an April 27 hearing examined controversial cross-state gaming proposals, a move the Chairman's bill bans. "We must determine the best way to preserve the integrity of tribal sovereignty and allow local communities' input where it currently does not exist," Pombo said. "I want to produce a solid bill that addresses the concerns of the people who are affected most." WHO: Full Resources Committee WHAT: Oversight Hearing on the Effects of Off -Reservation Gaming in Northern California WHEN: Monday, June 6 12:00 p.m. WHERE: California State Library 914 Capitol Mall (Just west of the State Capitol) Conference Room, Floor 5 Sacramento, California Hearing is open to the public. Seating is limited. Press is advised to arrive early. ### -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.