***ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2022***
WASHINGTON – Two of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) bills to approve the water rights claims of the Pueblos of Acoma, Jemez, Laguna, and Zia are gaining momentum as both are set to be featured in a hearing before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, at 12:30 p.m. MT/ 2:30 p.m. ET.
Senator Heinrich will deliver remarks in support of the bills. A livestream will be available here.
Senator Heinrich introduced both pieces of legislation in September that would implement two fund-based water settlements: one between the Pueblos of Jemez and Zia, the United States, the State of New Mexico, and non-Tribal parties; and another between the Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna, the United States, the State of New Mexico, and non-Tribal parties. The settlements are strongly supported by all parties involved.
WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
WHAT: Heinrich to deliver remarks in support of bills to approve water rights settlements for four Pueblos during a key Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
WHEN: Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, at 12:30 p.m. MT/ 2:30 p.m. ET