A bill to establish a fair and consistent National Policy for the resolution of claims based on a purported lack of Congressional approval of ancient Indian land transfers and to clear the titles of lands subject to such claims.
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Feb 9, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 9, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for New York's 33rd congressional district
Feb 9, 1982
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H.R. 5494 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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