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Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves Native Hawaiian bill
Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011
Senate Indian Affairs Committee
, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, at a business meeting on Thursday.
The bill extends the policy of self-determination to Native Hawaiians. Similar versions have passed the
but have always been held up in the
Sen. John Barrasso
(R-Wyoming), the vice chairman of the committee, raised some of the concerns at the meeting. He said there are constitutional issues to extending federal recognition to Native Hawaiians.
The bill passed by a voice vote.
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Senate committee approves Native Hawaiian measure
BUSINESS MEETING to consider: S. 675, S. 676
(April 7, 2011)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider two bills at meeting
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