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Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
President Donald Trump is denying he considered rescinding the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The final regulation prevents the Connecticut tribe from resubmitting a new petition for recognition.
Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn faced criticism from tribal leaders and lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.
All seven members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs not to make change to the federal recognition process.
Politicians from Connecticut are trying to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from making changes to the federal recognition process.
Tribal critics in Connecticut say they will fight proposed changes to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Democrat Chris Murphy defeated Republican Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut, according to early election results. The race to win the seat being vacated by Sen. Joe...