With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.
The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.
The Trump administration's new hire at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is making his first appearance on Capitol Hill and it's on a touchy subject.
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.