House Resources Committee to take up Pueblo land bill
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing this Wednesday on three bills.

One of the bills is H.R.4445, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act. The bill clarifies that the Indian Pueblo Council Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is "Indian Country."

Congress took the cultural center into trust for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico in 1978 but the law stated that the land will not be considered Indian Country "for criminal and civil jurisdiction purposes." H.R.4445 removes that limitation.

The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building.

Committee Notice:
'Full Committee Legislative Hearing On H.R. 4445, H.R. 1554 And H.R. 2340 (April 21, 2010)