House Bill Would Reaffirm Trust Status Of Tribal Lands

Mealey's (July 28, 2015, 9:34 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum, D- Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla., co-chairs of the Native American Congressional Caucus, on July 23 introduced a bill to reaffirm the trust status of tribal trust lands in an attempt to clear up uncertainties arising from a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar (555 U.S. 379; 129 S. Ct. 1058, 172 L. Ed. 2d 791; 2009 U.S. LEXIS 1633).

(H.R. 3137 available. Document #96-150826-006L.)

H.R. 3137 ensures that existing tribal lands will continue to be...
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