Summary

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... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY REAFFIRMED.

(a) Reaffirmation.--Section 19 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the ``Indian Reorganization Act''; 25 U.S.C. 479), is amended-- (1) in the first sentence-- (A) by striking ``The term'' and inserting ``Effective beginning on June 18, 1934, the term''; and (B) by striking ``any recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction'' and inserting ``any federally recognized Indian tribe''; and (2) by striking the third sentence and inserting the following: ``In said sections, the term `Indian tribe' means any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the ``Indian Reorganization Act''; 25 U.S.C. 479), on the date of enactment of that Act. <all>

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13 Supporting
34 Opposing
28% 72%

State: CA

1 Supporting
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33% 67%

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I support H.R. 279 ("To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary") because... if this bill's purpose is to further the repatriations of illigally seized lands or benefit the health and safety of the poorest and worst off demographic acknowledged by this country one cannot stand by to be a part of inducing the rot & suffication of a people.

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kurailisa
NY-19
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 279 ("To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary") because...It's time the tribes step up to the plate like everyone else. Tribal benefits should be restricted to meet american benefits. The days of "special treatment" should be considered history. They have their own nation. They have their own business's. They have the fishing. They have the hunting. I'm tired of supporting tribal bullying. I'm tired of supporting other nations of any culture. Tribal demands have gotten way out of hand. I have lived on the reservation and know first hand that opportunity is there, has always been there and they have chosen to waste their resources and their government money. I have many wonderful indian friends. Those that want to thrive do and those that want handouts don't. Education has always been available. All the children have to do is get on the school bus and attend. All the parents have to do is show up for work. No more handouts. The tribe is well capable of taking care of themselves and their enterprises. The more you give them, the more they will tell you they need. That is the historical truth.

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WA
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HungryOnTheHarbor
WA-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 279 ("To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary") because...not only am I opposed to giving the indians ANYTHING more than they already have. Besides that, the lands they would give belong to the state because the state stole it when the territory became a state. And, if the pathetic Department of Interior NAZI thought of giving the indians land that belonged to private individuals, WAR should be declared by the community.

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Francis525
ID-1
2 years ago

Bill Summary


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.)

H.R. 278The John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act H.R. 280 Same Day Registration Act of 2013