H.R.2190: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor James P. Moran, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2013 - Extends federal recognition to the following Indian tribes of Virginia and establishes their relationship with the federal government as described below: (1) the Chickahominy Tribe, (2) the Chickahominy Indian Tribe--Eastern Division, (3) the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, (4) the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., (5) the Monacan Indian Nation, and (6) the Nansemond Indian Tribe.

Makes the tribes and their members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes. Establishes the service area of each tribe and requirements for each tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior, on request of any of the tribes, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of that tribe, to be considered part of that tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribes from conducting gami...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.