Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.
The business meeting marked the first time that the committee has advanced a tribal water settlement in five years
Lawmakers will consider bills to settle the water rights of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California.
The water rights of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California are on the agenda.