House committee holds second hearing on federal recognition bill
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a second hearing on H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.
The bill strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition. The Obama administration and some tribes have already come out against it but Republicans say they will push it through the House anyway.
The second hearing takes place on December 8 in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building. A witness list hasn't been posted online but it will likely feature tribal leaders and representatives of groups seeking federal recognition.