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USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues


Republicans and Democrats clashed once again as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs took up a controversial federal recognition bill on Tuesday.

The drama started early as Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the subcommittee, lashed out against his Democratic counterpart for an opening statement that was critical of H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act. The bill strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and requires Congress to make a decision on every single petition.


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