Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on Carcieri fix
Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee
will hold a hearing this Wednesday on five bills.
, a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court
decision in Carcieri v.
, is on the agenda.
The bill ensures that the Bureau of Indian Affairs
can place land in trust for all tribes, regardless of the date of their federal recognition.
A related bill is on the agenda. S.1603
, the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, clarifies that land already placed in trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians
in Michigan can't be challenged under Carcieri.
The committee will take testimony on three other bills:
the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe - Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act;
the Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act; and
, a bill related to S.2040.
The hearing takes place at 2:30pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn't been posted online.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills
(May 7, 2014)
DOI Solicitor Opinion:M-37029: The
Meaning of "Under Federal Jurisdiction" for Purposes of the Indian
(March 12, 2014)
Dave Palermo: Lobbyists battle on fix to
Law Article: DOI takes
diligent approach with land-into-trust
(03/19) DOI addresses Carcieri
land-into-trust decision in legal opinion
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