Senate committee backs Spokane Tribe's compensation bill

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.1448, the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act, at a business meeting last week.

The bill compensates the Spokane Tribe of Washington for land lost to the Grand Coulee Dam. It creates a $53 million trust fund for economic development, infrastructure, eduatiional, health, recreational and social welfare programs.

The bill can now be considered by the full Senate.

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U.S. Senate committee approves compensation for Spokane Tribe (The Spokesman Review 2/2)

Committee Notice:
Business Meeting (January 29, 2014)

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