During the Tzi-Zho Session, the Fifth Osage Nation Congress will consider several appointees for confirmation votes to boards, commissions and posts.
Per the ON Constitution, the Principal Chief appoints individuals to the Nation’s enterprise boards, as well as other appointed posts, including the Treasurer.
The following individual appointees appointed by Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear will be considered for confirmation during the Tzi-Zho Session:
- ON Treasurer: Samuel Alexander
- Gaming Enterprise Board: Susan Traci Phillips
- Osage War Memorial Commission: Richard Luttrell, Francis Williams, John Henry Mashunkashey, Franklin McKinley and Richard Perrier.
On Sept. 13, Congressional Speaker Archie Mason referred the appointees to the respective committees for initial consideration of action, which are the appropriations, commerce/ economic development and the cultural committees. The appointees will also receive a questionnaire from the committees seeking background information on their professional work experience history as part of consideration.
According to the Congressional rules: Once a Congressional committee considers an appointee and a report is issued to the Congress, then “any member of Congress may move during the ‘Motions’ portion of a session for a nominee (appointee) interview to be placed on the agenda, or alternatively may move for confirmation consideration of the nominee to be placed on an agenda. The motion is subject to amendment, and requires an affirmative majority vote of the members present to pass. Should either of the motions fail, the motion may be reasserted any day until the day before the last regular day of Session.”
To view filed legislation and the Congressional calendar for scheduled sessions and committee meetings, go online to: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/legislative-branch
The sessions and meetings are also livestreamed at the following link: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/multimedia/live-media
Original Publish Date: 2016-09-13 00:00:00