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House Signs Off On Land Exchange Between Morongo Tribe, Land Owner

Mealey's (July 16, 2015, 10:41 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives on July 13 unanimously passed a bill authorizing a land exchange in California to benefit the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

(H.R. 387 available. Document #96-150722-035L.)

Land Exchange

The exchange involves the Morongo Tribe, the City of Banning, Calif., and private land owner Lloyd Fields. The purpose of H.R. 387, or the Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act, “is to consolidate in tribal ownership a partially checker-boarded area within the Morongo Reservation containing land currently owned by...
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