Category Archives: Native American Matters

H.R.1491 – Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.1491 – Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1491 ratifies taking 1427 acres of Santa Barbara County, CA into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash Indians, adding the land to the current reservation. The bill also ratifies […]

H.R.3657 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3657 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries. Brief – HR 3657 amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize […]

H.R.2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 2936 would increase the share of proceeds from timber sales that the Bureau of Land Management pays to certain counties in Oregon. CBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase the amounts the federal government pays to […]

H.R.1074 – To repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.1074 – To repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation Brief – The purpose of H.R. 1074 is to repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer […]

H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act Brief – The bill transfers jurisdiction of three parcels of land in Tucson, Arizona to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. After the transfer there shall be no Federal reserved right to surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust […]

H.R.1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act Brief – “H.R. 1306 would convey federally owned portions of Oregon and California Railroad grant lands in the state of Oregon to local Indian tribes—about 17,500 acres to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and about 14,700 acres […]

H.R.597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains “The Lytton Rancheria of California is a federally recognized Indian tribe that lost its homeland after it was unjustly and unlawfully terminated in 1958. The Tribe was restored to Federal recognition in 1991, but the […]

H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 Brief – 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 […]

H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act Brief – H.R.1242 establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, […]

H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains its intent “To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from […]