Vote expected on Virginia recognition bill
The House is expected to take up H.R.1294, a bill to recognize six Virginia tribes.

The bill passed the House Natural Resources Committee on April 25. A report was issued by the committee yesterday and a rule to allow for one hour debate was ordered.

The bill recognizes the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe. An amendment bars them from engaging in gaming.

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Committee Hearing:
Full Committee Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1294 and H.R. 65 (April 18, 2007)

Recognition Bill:
Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act (H.R.1294)

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