Republicans are trying to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing a disastrous Supreme Court decision.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
Navajo lawmakers said S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes too far by giving state and local governments a greater stake in the process.
The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.
Six versions of a land-into-trust fix have been introduced in the 114th Congress but none have advanced very far.
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.
Some six proposals to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar have surfaced in the 114th Congress.
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, includes some incentives for tribes that work with local and state governments.
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.
Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.