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House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills






Council chambers of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. Photo from Grand Ronde We All Belong / Facebook

The House Natural Resource Committee is meeting this week to markup a slew of bills.

Two tribal bills are on the agenda. They are:
H.R.3212, a bill to reduce the number of steps currently required for land to be acquired in trust and declared to be a part of the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs did not hold a hearing on the bill in the 114th Congress but the House passed a similar measure during the last session.
H.R.4685, the Tule River Indian Reservation Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act. The bill transfers 34 acres of federal land to the Tule River Tribe in California and places them in trust. The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding a hearing on the bill on Tuesday morning, prior to the markup session so the measure appears to be moving quickly.

The markup session starts on Tuesday afternoon at 4pm in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. It will resume at 10am on Wednesday.

House Natural Resource Committee Notices:
Full Committee Markup (June 14, 2016)
Full Committee Markup (June 15, 2016)

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