After a delay of more than one hour, the committee started the markup. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia), however, said the two Michigan off-reservation gaming/land claim settlement bills will not be considered. "I will not call up those bills today," the chairman said. The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a markup today on seven bills. Three of the bills affect tribes:
• H.R. 2176: To provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Bay Mills Indian Community.The markup starts at 11am and will be broadcast at http://resourcescommittee.house.gov Committee Notice:
• H.R. 4115: To provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
• H.R. 3739: To amend the Arizona Water Settlements Act to modify the requirements for the statement of findings.
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