Mike Belarmino is a senior policy advisor at the Government Finance Officers Association. He previously served as NACo's Associate Legislative Director for Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate General Counsel.
On May 12, the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing titled "Inadequate Standards for Trust Land Acquisition in the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934." The hearing was for oversight purposes and thus no legislation was considered.
On May 4, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced S. 1186 , the Move America Act of 2015 . The bill would create Move America Bonds that would essentially be treated as exempt-facility, private-activity bonds (PABs).