Bracketed terms reflect changes in the Committee's Membership for the 103d Congress made by S. Res. 18, 103d Cong., 1st Sess. (1993), which amended paragraph 3(c) of Senate Rule XXV, and the renumbering of paragraphs in Senate Rule XXV effected by S. Res. 274, 96th Cong., 1st Sess. (1979).
The Committee was established as the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. Section 25 of S. Res. 71, 103d Cong., 1st Sess., redesignates it as the Committee on Indian Affairs.
(a)(1) There is established a Select Committee on Indian Affairs (hereafter in this section referred to as the ?select committee?) which shall consist of [eighteen] Members, [ten] to be appointed by the President of the Senate, upon the recommendation of the majority leader, from among Members of the majority party and [eight] to be appointed by the President of the Senate, upon the recommendation of the minority leader, from among the Members of the minority party. The select committee shall select a Chairman from among its Members.
(2) A majority of the Members of the committee shall constitute a quorum thereof for the transaction of business, except that the select committee may fix a lesser number as a quorum for the purpose of taking testimony. The select committee shall adopt rules of procedure not inconsistent with this section and the rules of the Senate governing standing committees of the Senate.
(3) Vacancies in the Membership of the select committee shall not affect the authority of the remaining Members to execute the functions of the select committee.
(4) For purposes of [paragraph 4] of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, service of a Senator as a Member or Chairman of the select committee shall not be taken into account.
(b)(1) All proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to Indian affairs shall be referred to the select committee.
(2) It shall be the duty of the select committee to conduct a study of any and all matters pertaining to problems and opportunities