Lumbee, Virginia recognition bills on House agenda
Update: 3:30pm - The House passed the Lumbee bill by a vote of 240 to 179.

2:30pm - The House passed the Virginia recognition bill and is currently on the Lumbee bill. Follow the debate on Twitter and see it live on C-SPAN.

The House today is scheduled to consider two federal recognition bills.

H.R.31 extends recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The bill was amended by the House Natural Resources Committee to ensure the tribe can follow the land-into-trust process.

H.R.1385 extends recognition to the Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, the Monacan Nation, and the Nansemond Tribe. An amendment also addressed the land-into-trust issue.

Both bills are subject to a rule, according to the House Majority Leader schedule.

Get the Story:
Lumbee bill debate set for noon (The Fayetteville Observer 6/3)
U.S. House may vote on Lumbee recognition (The Fayetteville Observer 6/3)
7 tribes seeking federal recognition (AP 6/3)

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