H.R.4881 – Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021. The bill places land into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and declares it to be part of the reservation. The land is located in Tucson, Arizona, and will be eligible for gaming purposes. A hearing on H.R.4881 took place before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States on October 5. The bill 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.4881. 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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