House backs three Indian water settlement measures
The House voted largely along party lines to pass three Indian water settlement bills on Thursday.

H.R.3254, the Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act, affecting Taos Pueblo of New Mexico, passed by a 254 to 158 vote. Only 14 Republicans supported the measure.

H.R.3342, the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act, affecting Nambe Pueblo, Pojoaque Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo and San Ildefonso Pueblo, passed by a 249 to 153 vote. Only 15 Republicans supported the bill.

Finally, H.R.1065, the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act, affecting the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona, passed by a 262 to 147 vote. Only 19 Republicans voted yes on the measure.

All three bills have been approved by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and await action on the Senate floor.

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