More: h.r.2822

House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix
House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (July 24, 2015)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.


House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill
House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)

No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.


House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure
House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure (July 7, 2015)

President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.


Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care
Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (July 1, 2015)

The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.


Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states
Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states (July 1, 2015)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the money will help tribes strengthen their justice systems.


Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition
Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition (June 30, 2015)

Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.


BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (June 29, 2015)

The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.


Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (June 26, 2015)

The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.


Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (June 25, 2015)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.


Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (June 24, 2015)

The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.


White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (June 24, 2015)

The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.


Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (June 23, 2015)

A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.


Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (June 22, 2015)

The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.