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President Obama signs Bridgeport land and Pascua Yaqui bills





President Barack Obama signed two Indian bills into law on Thursday.

H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of California The tribe gained federal recognition in 1974.

H.R. 3319 allows the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine the requirements for membership in that tribe. The tribe gained federal recognition through an act of Congress in 1964 that limited who could enroll.

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