Week ending May 19, 2017
H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017
The bill would “…extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe—Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.”
In general, the bill makes the tribes eligible for all Federal services and benefits and allows Interior to take lands into trust for the tribes and to be considered part of the tribe’s reservation but may not be taken by eminent domain.
No gaming is allowed.
(Full text of H.R. 984 at congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 02/07/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Data not available
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Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
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Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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