Land-into-trust fix could come up for consideration in Senate
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court
decision in Carcieri v.
could come up for a vote this week in the Senate
, according to Turtle Talk.
The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" as of 1934.
ensures that all tribes can participate, regardless of the date of federal recognition.
Sen. Daniel Akaka
the chairman of the Senate
Indian Affairs Committee
, and other Democrats have said the bill is one of their highest priorities for the land-duck session.
It could come up for a vote on Wednesday, according to Turtle Talk.
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