H.R. 279: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Tom Cole
Representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1291 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 2011

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Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

18% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
20 cosponsors (12R, 8D) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs

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1/15/2013--Introduced.
Amends the Indian Reorganization Act to make it applicable to all federally recognized Indian tribes, regardless of when any tribe became recognized. (This effectively overrules the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, which held that the Secretary of the Interior could not take land into trust for a specified tribe because that tribe had not been under federal jurisdiction when the Act was enacted.)

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