H.R.1154: Indian Federal Recognition Administrative Procedures Act of 1998

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Bill Summary

Indian Federal Recognition Administrative Procedures Act of 1998 - Establishes the Commission on Indian Recognition within the Department of the Interior which shall assume the Department's authority to recognize a petitioning Indian group's tribal status. Sets forth operating and petitioning procedures. Requires petitions to contain specific evidence establishing certain mandatory criteria, including that: (1) the petitioner has been...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
Executive Comment Requested from Interior.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 105-737.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 424.
Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 190 - 208 (Roll No. 481).
March 20, 1997

Introduced in the House by Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa)

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