Pombo set to file bill on reservation shopping

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), chairman of the House Resources Committee, is expected to introduce a bill that would limit off-reservation gaming as early as next week.

Pombo is concerned that some tribes are seeking land far away from their existing reservations, sometimes in other states. Pombo "is not looking to have tribes move all around the country," a spokesperson told Ottaway News Service.

The bill could hurt efforts of New York tribes to open casinos in the Catskills, Chief James Ransom of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe said after viewing a draft.

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