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A More Efficient and Effective Government: Examining Efforts to Address Law Enforcement, Infrastructure and Human Capital Needs in the Bakken

Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce

Location: Richland County Fair & Rodeo, 2118 W Holly St, Sidney, MT 59270


This field hearing examined how local, state, and federal officials are coordinating their law enforcement efforts (including human and drug trafficking) and addressed the infrastructure and human capital needs of the region.  The hearing also addressed how improved coordination between local, state, tribal, and federal officials can be facilitated, and to highlight various proposals to address the most urgent needs of local communities and the region.


Panel I

Panel II

Panel III