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Land-into-trust fix could come up for consideration in Senate





A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar 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. S.676 ensures that all tribes can participate, regardless of the date of federal recognition.

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), 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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Carcieri Fix Calendar Vote in Senate Today (Turtle Talk 11/26)