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House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures
Law | National | Politics
Congress returns to work and takes action on tribal measures (September 21, 2015)
A bill to benefit an Alaska Native health corporation and another for the Navajo Nation are ready for President Barack Obama's signature.

Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting
Business | National | Politics
Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting (June 17, 2015)
Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.

House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon
Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon (December 12, 2014)
The bill benefits the Grand Ronde Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes, the Cow Creek Band, the Siletz Tribes and the Coquille Tribe.

Native Sun News: Lawmakers seek distribution of Cobell checks
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lawmakers seek distribution of Cobell checks (July 31, 2014)
Senator John Walsh (D-MT) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill last week that would streamline the Cobell Land Buy-Back program and the payment of the second and long awaited Cobell settlement payments.

Rep.   Markey wins   election for Senate seat in Massachusetts
Politics
Rep. Markey wins election for Senate seat in Massachusetts (June 26, 2013)
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, will be joining the U.S. Senate.

Rep. DeFazio  presses BIA about services for terminated tribes
Federal Recognition
Rep. DeFazio presses BIA about services for terminated tribes (March 28, 2011)
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) is trying to help members of two terminated tribes get services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Congress terminated the federal government's relationship with the Chetco...

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