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Oregon tribes voice concerns in meeting with Smith

Leaders of Oregon's tribes met with Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, tribal leaders raised concerns about health care, gaming, law enforcement and the environment.

Cheryl Kennedy of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde urged passage of the Indian Health Care Reauthorization Act. Smith said it was likely to pass in September.

Ron Suppah of the Warm Springs Tribes urged against passage of amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Smith said the bill probably won't pass.

Smith sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

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Sen. Gordon Smith hears concerns of Oregon tribal leaders (AP 8/3)