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Principal Chief Standing Bear calls for Jan. 20 Congressional special session

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Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear issued an executive proclamation for a special session starting Jan. 20 in the Congressional Chambers in Pawhuska. Standing Bear’s office issued a written proclamation calling for the special session on Jan. 5.

According to the proclamation, Standing Bear presented four items for the Congress to consider during the special session, which may last up to 10 days per the Osage Constitution. As of Jan. 5, those items up for consideration are:

– A budget modification for the Food Distribution program under the ON Division of Child, Family and Senior Services.

– A supplemental appropriation for the Division of Governmental Operations (Osage Nation Police Department grant and Ester Martinez Immersion Grant).

–  Creating a Historic Preservation revolving fund.

– The transfer of assets from the defunct-Osage Limited Liability Company. Last year, the Congress passed resolutions establishing Tallgrass Economic Development LLC and during the fall Tzi-Zho Session, voted to confirm the five Osage LLC board members to the new LLC, which has the same intent: To pursue revenue-making opportunities for the Nation, which are independent from gaming. Remaining LLC matters include the transfer of assets from under the former LLC.

For more information on the Congressional sessions, scheduled committee meetings and legislative documents, visit the Congressional website at: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/congressional-legislative-branch


Original Publish Date: 2016-01-07 00:00:00

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