Powers Principal Paul Moorehead co-authored an opinion piece in Law360 with Robert Porter, Managing Principal of Capitol Hill Policy Group, calling on the Trump Administration to pursue comprehensive regulatory reform to boost Indian tribal economies.

In the piece, Paul and Robert discuss the Regulatory Reform and Business Development on Indian Lands Authority, an entity to be comprised of 21 tribal leaders and economic development experts that was established in 2000 by a Republican Congress and a Democratic president. The authority is intended to review laws relating to economic development and business decisions that affect activities on Indian lands, but was never implemented.

In the article, Paul and Robert write that there is still a need to reform the business and investment climate on Indian reservations, and that the Trump administration and the Department of Commerce should work with tribal leaders to finally launch the authority that was established almost 20 years ago.

Read the full article here.


Paul is a principal in the Powers Indian Tribal Governments practice. He focuses exclusively on Federal Indian law and policy. A former chief counsel and staff director to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Paul has decades of experience with Indian law, including appropriations, commercial transactions, energy and natural resources development, trust reform, environmental protection, gaming, healthcare and telemedicine, housing and infrastructure development, tribal self-governance, taxation, and Indian land and water rights settlements.

For more information about the Powers tribal practice, Paul Moorehead can be reached at Paul.Moorehead@powerslaw.com or 202-872-6745.