More: h.r.3764

Congress sends more Indian Country bills to President Trump
Congress sends more Indian Country bills to President Trump (December 11, 2018)

Indian energy, Indian education and Indian health are gaining a boost as the 115th Congress comes to a close.


Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era
Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era (November 19, 2018)

Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.


Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees major progress on federal recognition bill
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees major progress on federal recognition bill (September 10, 2018)

The Little Shell Tribe is getting closer to securing justice after more than 100 years of uncertainty.


Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.


Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill (July 9, 2018)

A bill to recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is taking an important step forward on Capitol Hill.


Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia
Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia (September 22, 2016)

'It is time for the government to put this issue to rest and acknowledge the legitimacy of the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan and the Nansemond tribes.'


Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (September 16, 2016)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.


House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)

Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.


House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill
House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill (September 6, 2016)

The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its authority to make decisions on federal recognition petitions.


USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)

United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.


House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)

H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.


House committee holds second hearing on federal recognition bill
House committee holds second hearing on federal recognition bill (December 2, 2015)

The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.


John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition process
John Yellowbird Steele: Bill tries to hijack recognition process (November 24, 2015)

HR 3764 misreads the Constitution, overturns longstanding historical precedent, increases the bureaucracy and legislative burden on Indian tribes and politicizes the federal acknowledgement process.


Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (October 29, 2015)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.


Top GOP lawmaker takes aim at BIA's Washburn ahead of hearing
Top GOP lawmaker takes aim at BIA's Washburn ahead of hearing (October 28, 2015)

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is using the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal to attack Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and the Obama administration.


Assistant Secretary Washburn to testify on federal recognition bill
Assistant Secretary Washburn to testify on federal recognition bill (October 27, 2015)

H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.


House subcommittee takes up federal recognition bill at hearing
House subcommittee takes up federal recognition bill at hearing (October 26, 2015)

H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.


Bill strips Bureau of Indian Affairs of federal recognition powers
Bill strips Bureau of Indian Affairs of federal recognition powers (October 22, 2015)

A top Republican asserts that Congress -- and only Congress -- can recognize tribal governments.