H.R.2088 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2088, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on November 1, 2021. The bill places about 76 acres in Tennessee into trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, headquartered in North Carolina. The lands included significant cultural and historic properties that are currently managed by the federal government. H.R.2088 was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources during a markup on October 13. A prior version of the bill passed the House during the 116th Congress but did not advance in the U.S. Senate. Following consideration of H.R.2088, a Republican member of the House requested a recorded vote on the bill. 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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