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Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (July 13, 2016)

Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.


Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (July 12, 2016)

Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.


Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (July 11, 2016)

Republicans are trying to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing a disastrous Supreme Court decision.


A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (June 16, 2016)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.


Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix
Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix (November 24, 2015)

The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.


Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision
Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision (October 28, 2015)

Six versions of a land-into-trust fix have been introduced in the 114th Congress but none have advanced very far.


Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act
Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (October 6, 2015)

Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.


Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix
Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix (August 10, 2015)

Some six proposals to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar have surfaced in the 114th Congress.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri
Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri (March 24, 2015)

Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (March 13, 2015)

Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.