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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (09/19)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill (09/18)
The Montana Republican said the measure will help tribes provide general welfare services to their people without fear of audits and enforcement actions from the IRS.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House subcommittee to hold hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (09/17)
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (09/17)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Pass bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (09/17)
Newspaper calls on Congress to pass the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House approves bill to address tribal general welfare programs (09/17)
Lawmakers said the bill puts tribes on the same level as state and federal governments regarding payments made through general welfare programs.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House backs package to transfer federal land to Te-Moak Tribe (09/16)
The bill passed by a voice vote and it awaits action in the Senate.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (09/16)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs (09/16)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) said the bill promotes tribal self-determination and reliance without additional cost to the U.S. government.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House set to vote on bill to transfer federal land to Te-Moak Tribe (09/15)
The bill transfers 373 acres to the tribe and places the land in trust.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Bryan Brewer: Approve HR.3043 to stop IRS harassment of tribes (09/15)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, calls for passage of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (09/10)
Lawmakers took testimony on a tribal consultation bill and an Alaska Native land transfer.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
House subcommittes to hold hearings on tribal and Alaska bills (09/05)
Bills affect tribal consultation and land conveyances to Alaska Native corporations.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation (09/01)
Indian Country has a number of really interesting candidates this cycle, folks who are running at all levels of government.

Filed Under: Recognition
Bill introduced to extend recognition to Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe (08/20)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Restoration Act was introduced on July 28.

Filed Under: Politics
US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritage (08/18)
John Lewis, the Democratic candidate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat, talked about his tribal heritage at a campaign stop on the Crow Reservation.

Filed Under: Politics
Navajo Nation lawmaker seeks to reopen talks over surplus land (08/15)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo have been sparring for years about the division of the land.

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. John Walsh of Montana drops run amid plagiarism scandal (08/08)
Democrats will have to find a candidate to face Rep. Steve Daines, a Republican who has been reaching out to tribes.

Filed Under: Politics
Former Colville chair Joe Pakootas wins Democratic nomination (08/06)
Pakootas will face incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris, a Republican, in the general election.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Rogers: Money alone won't fix problems at Veterans Affairs (08/05)
Mark Rogers welcomes $17 billion plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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