Government

Osage Congress to meet in special session starting Nov. 19

The Sixth Osage Nation Congress will meet for its next special session starting Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.

The special session and Congressional Committee meetings will be held in the ON Capitol Building in Pawhuska.

On Oct. 31, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear issued an executive proclamation calling for the special session. According to the proclamation, the following subject matters will be visited:

- To consider the approval of a financial auditor for the Nation’s Treasury.

- To consider an appropriation from the Nation’s capital assets fund.

- To consider amendments to the budget control act.

One legislative bill (sponsored by Congressman Eli Potts who is the Congressional Appropriations chairman) is also filed for consideration in the special session.

ONCA 20-01 contains proposed amendments to the Nation’s budget control act, including establishing a revenue advisory commission with seven members including the Assistant Principal Chief, Congressional Speaker, Appropriations Committee chair, ON Treasure and a designee declared in writing, Legislative Branch budget analyst and director of the Congressional Office of Fiscal Performance and Review.

Special sessions may last up to 10 days and can be adjourned before that time limit at the will of the Congress. All Congressional session and committee meetings will be live-streamed online at: https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/multimedia/live-media

For more information on the Congressional special sessions or to view filed bills and resolutions, visit www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/legislative-branch