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Bill could strip DOI of trust fund management

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MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003

Some members of Congress are considering a bill that would shift trust fund management to the Department of Interior or create a separate commission to handle trust claims, The Denver Post reports.

The paper says Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and others are working on the bill. The paper does not say when the lawmakers might introduce their package.

Tribes have been working on their own revisions to a bill McCain and Daschle introduced last year. They want to create an undersecretary for Indian affairs and clarify the standards to be applied to the trust.

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Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust

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