Federal Recognition

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three recognition bills





The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take testimony on three federal recognition bills at a hearing next week.

The committee will consider S.1074, a bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia.

S.1132, a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, is also on the agenda.

Finally, the committee will take testimony on S.161, a bill to recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.

The hearing takes place at 2:30pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn't been posted online.

Committee Notice:
LEGISLATIVE HEARING to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 1074, S. 1132, S. 161 (October 30, 2013)

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