H.R.478 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.478, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act, on May 12, 2021.

The bill places about 55 acres in Arizona in trust for the Gila River Indian Community. The land is considered historically and culturally significant to the tribe.

“Passage of H.R.478 will ultimately allow the community to preserve a piece of their heritage by incorporating this contiguous parcel of land into its reservation land base,” Rep. Darren Soto (D-Florida) said during discussion of the bill.

Following debate, the House passed H.R.478 through Roll Call 137.

Video courtesy C-SPAN