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Chairman Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary Zinke on Indian Water Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2017 - TO: The Honorable Jeff Sessions and The Honorable Ryan Zinke

FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop

Dear Sirs:

The 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 and developing settlements regarding these claims before they are ever considered by Congress.

Read the entire letter HERE.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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