H.R.1975 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021. The bill places about 721 acres into trust for the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The land is located around Gregory Canyon, a sacred area in San Diego County in California that was once slated for development before the tribe started a campaign to preserve it. H.R.1975 was previously approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources during a markup on October 13. Following consideration of the bill, a Republican member of the House requested a recorded vote on H.R.1975. As a result, further proceedings were postponed. However, it is expected that the measure will pass as soon as November 2, according to the Majority Leader, or sometime during the week.
November 1 marks the start of National Native American Heritage Month and the U.S. House of Representatives is getting to business with a slew of Indian Country bills. #House #117th #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth https://t.co/lpME9BkwRK— indianz.com (@indianz) November 1, 2021
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