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Paul Cook (CA-08)
Paul Cook, Republican Leader
(CA-08)

The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs oversees all matters regarding Native Americans, including the approximately 566 federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, with nearly 1.9 million enrolled members.

Republicans on the Subcommittee are working to ensure freedom and economic development opportunity for Indian tribes across the country.





Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee:

  • Measures relating to the welfare of Native Americans, including management of Indian lands in general and special measures relating to claims which are paid out of Indian funds.
  • All matters regarding the relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes, including special oversight functions under House Rule X.
  • All matters regarding Native Alaskans.
  • All matters related to the Federal trust responsibility to Native Americans and the sovereignty of Native Americans.
  • General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
  • All matters regarding insular areas of the United States.
  • All measures or matters regarding the Freely Associated States.
  • All matters regarding Native Hawaiians. 

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