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Minority Leadership Flip Flops on Support for Tribal Rights in House Vote


WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2018 -

Today, 158 House Democrats voted against S. 140 (Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ), a bill that promotes tribal self-governance over tribal resources, lands and business regulation.

Despite claims to overwhelmingly support tribal rights, all 5 Subcommittee Ranking Members voted against the measure.

“This legislation promotes the ability of tribes to manage their own land, water, and labor resources how they see fit, and to do so in a manner that benefits their communities. Many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle claim that they, too, support tribal self-governance, but their efforts today to derail this important legislation paint a starkly different picture. As Subcommittee Chairman, I’m happy to see the House make these positive changes,” Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) stated.

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