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Legislative Hearing on 3 Tribal Recognition Bills
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:00 PM
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515






Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3535 (Rep. Doug LaMalfa), To restore Federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria of California, and for other purposes. “Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act of 2017”;
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 3650 (Rep. Robert Pittenger), To provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes. “Lumbee Recognition Act”; and
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 3744 (Rep. Rob Bishop), To provide that an Indian group may receive Federal acknowledgement as an Indian tribe only by an Act of Congress. “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.
  • Hearing Memo

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I:
The Honorable Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9)

PANEL II:
Mr. John Tahsuda
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, DC
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Tahj Gomes
Chairman
Ruffey Rancheria of California 
Chico, CA
(Disclosure Form)
(Resume)

Mr. Harvey Godwin
Chairman
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Pembroke, NC
(Disclosure Form)

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