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Chairman Bishop Letter to Attorney General, Interior Secretary on Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 26, 2015 - February 26, 2015

TO: The Honorable Eric Holder and The Honorable Sally Jewell

FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman

Dear Mr. Attorney General and Madame Secretary:

The House Natural Resources Committee (Committee) has primary authorizing jurisdiction over the legislative resolution of Indian water rights claims within the House of Representatives.  Additionally, given the longstanding policy of the United States that disputes regarding Indian water rights should be resolved through negotiated settlement rather than through litigation, both of your Departments play key roles in negotiating the developing settlements regarding these claims before they are ever considered by Congress. 

Read the Chairman's entire letter HERE.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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