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House passes package with Cobell and tribal water settlements


After two hours of debate, the House today voted to pass H.R.4783, the Claims Settlement Act of 2010.

The tally was 256 to 152. A handful of Republicans voted to join an overwhelming number of Democrats to support the bill, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

The bill authorizes the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. It also provides funds for tribal water rights settlements and for a settlement with African-American farmers.

The Senate passed the bill on November 19.

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House expected to take up Cobell Tuesday (The Rapid City Journal 11/30)
Administration officials tout settlement act (The Billings Gazette 11/30)
Indian trust settlement nears final congressional hurdle (The Oklahoman 11/30)
Settlements near in minorities' lawsuits (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 11/30)
Perrelli Urges Action on Indian and Black Farmer Settlements (Main Justice 11/29)

Cobell Settlement Documents:
Agreement | Press Release | Q&A | Audio

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