Ariz. congressman makes tribe a priority
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Freshman Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva made his first bill in Congress one that he pursued as a local official in Arizona: making the members of the Tohono O'odham Nation citizens of the United States.

Grijalva is a Democrat whose district includes the sprawling reservation, the size of Connecticut. The citizenship bill has the backing of 53 House members.

"We're correcting an injustice," he tells The New York Times, which is following him around during his freshman year.

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The Tohono O'odham Citizenship Act of 2003 (H.R.731)

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