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Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill
Legislation
Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill (March 12, 2018)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) is hoping to add the controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to a must-pass spending bill.

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again
Legislation
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 18, 2015)
Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (July 1, 2015)
The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 29, 2015)
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses
Legislation
Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses (June 22, 2015)
Efforts to shield tribal casinos from the National Labor Relations Act are stirring passions on Capitol Hill.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (June 18, 2015)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

NIGC's Hogen, Rep. Cole at gaming conference
NIGC
NIGC's Hogen, Rep. Cole at gaming conference (June 1, 2009)
National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, are scheduled to appear at the North American Gaming Regulators Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Hogen will talk about...

NIGC asked to wait for Obama before taking action
NIGC
NIGC asked to wait for Obama before taking action (January 14, 2009)
Two members of Congress from Oklahoma are asking the National Indian Gaming Commission not to take any action affecting Class II gaming until president-elect Barack Obama comes on board. Rep. Dan Boren (D) and Rep. Tom Cole (R) are worried...

Rep. Cole eager for Obama's nominees at NIGC
NIGC | Regulation
Rep. Cole eager for Obama's nominees at NIGC (November 14, 2008)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supported John McCain in the 2008 election but the only Native American in Congress is eager for president-elect Barack Obama to appoint new members of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Cole says the current members of...

NIGC denies 'conspiracy' on Class II regulations
NIGC
NIGC denies 'conspiracy' on Class II regulations (August 11, 2008)
National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen is rejecting criticism that he is trying to make changes in the Class II industry without going through the regulatory process. In June, Hogen withdrew two controversial regulations affecting classification standards and definitions...

Louis Gray: Gaming vital to Oklahoma's economy
Opinion
Louis Gray: Gaming vital to Oklahoma's economy (February 25, 2008)
"When federal regulators proposed regulations which would have crippled the economic gains won through class II gaming and pleased state opposition to Indian casinos a hearing to listen to the concerns of the affected tribes was expected. But. what wasn't...

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