Hearing set on federal recognition
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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2002

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to codify existing federal recognition regulations into law.

Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) drafted the bill in hopes of ensuring state and local governments are included in the process. They said the committee will hold a hearing in September.

The Indian committee was set to discuss the criteria used for recognition at a hearing next week but postponed.

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