H.R.2758 – Lumbee Recognition Act
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2758, the Lumbee Recognition Act, on November 1, 2021. The bill extends federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, headquartered in North Carolina. The Lumbees are currently subject to a termination-era law that prohibits them from receiving federal services extended to other Indian nations. Following consideration of H.R.2758, the House voted 357 to 59 to pass the bill. It can now be sent to the U.S. Senate. A prior version of the bill passed the House during the 116th Congress but did not advance in the Senate.
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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