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Cobell
House Resources Committee schedules Cobell hearing


The House Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, March 10, to examine the Cobell trust fund settlement.

The deal, which provides $1.4 billion to Indian beneficiaries and creates a $2 billion land consolidation program, requires Congressional approval. Key lawmakers say they support the settlement but so far no legislation has been introduced to implement it.

The Cobell plaintiffs and the Obama administration last week agreed to an extension until April 16 for Congress to take action. The case will continue pending enactment into law.

The House hearing will take place at 10am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. A witness list hasn't been announced.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on the settlement on December 17, 2009.

Get the Story:
Full Committee Oversight Hearing On The Proposed Settlement Of The Cobell V. Salazar Litigation (March 10, 2010)

Relevant Documents:
Agreement | Press Release | Q&A | Audio

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