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House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader

 

February 7, 2017



The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.

The panel was known as somewhat of a bipartisan refuge for tribes until Republicans added Insular areas to its jurisdiction over the objections of Democrats back in January 2015. That was seen as a major change because those territories do not share the same legal or political status as tribal governments.

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