Legislative: Hearing on 3 Tribal Recognition Bills

Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334


  • 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”;
  • 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
  • H.R. 3744 (Rep. Rob Bishop), To provide that an Indian group may receive Federal acknowledgment as an Indian tribe only by an Act of Congress. “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.