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National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.


Tribes left out of Republican effort to transfer public land to states
Tribes left out of Republican effort to transfer public land to states (August 16, 2016)

The 2016 Republican platform fails to include Indian Country when it comes to federal land policies.


House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California
House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California (July 6, 2016)

The Tule River Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians saw bipartisan support for their land-into-trust bills.


House Natural Resources Committee passes Indian bills at markup
House Natural Resources Committee passes Indian bills at markup (February 4, 2016)

Except for a land-into-trust measure affecting the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, the bills were non-controversial and didn't receive much discussion.


House Natural Resources Committee schedules markup on four Indian bills
House Natural Resources Committee schedules markup on four Indian bills (January 29, 2016)

Four bills on the agenda address trust reform, water rights and land-into-trust issues.


House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills
House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills (November 5, 2015)

None of the measures drew any controversy or opposition at the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing, which lasted less than 40 minutes.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (November 4, 2015)

Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.


House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures
House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures (November 2, 2015)

Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.