Sen. Akaka to push land-into-trust fix after November election
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Sen. Daniel Akaka
(D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee
, will push for a fix to
U.S. Supreme Court
decision in Carcieri v.
after the November election, Cape News reports.
Akaka's committee has passed a bill to fix the decision and has included the fix in other bills.
But the measures have never come up for a vote on the Senate
That could change after the election. Akaka said Sen. Harry Reid
(D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, has "committed" to working on a fix.
"I am determined to pass a Carcieri fix this Congress. I have been working hard for the past nineteen months to make sure that my Senate colleagues understand that a Carcieri-fix is the number one priority of tribes, the Administration, and the Committee on Indian Affairs," Akaka said in a statement to Cape News.
During the 111th Congress, the House
included the fix in a budget measure. It never cleared the Senate amid concerns about off-reservation gaming.
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‘Carcieri Fix,’ Key To Mashpee Tribe's Reservation Plans, Slated For Senate Vote
(Cape News 10/11)
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