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S.1074: 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 Tim Kaine, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action July 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) States that nothing in this Act affects the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 regarding agreements between states and Indian tribes.

Title I: Chickahominy Indian Tribe - (Sec. 103) Extends federal recognition to the Chickahominy Tribe.

Makes: (1) all U.S. laws of general applicability to Indians or nations, Indian tribes, or bands of Indians applicable to the Tribe and tribal members; and (2) the Tribe and tribal members eligible for all federal services and benefits provided to federally recognized Indian tribes without regard to the existence of a reservation for the Tribe.

Considers the federal service area of the Tribe to be the area comprised of New Kent, James City, Charles City, and Henrico Counti...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 14, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-209. Additional views filed.
April 3, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 348.
April 3, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester without amendment. Without written report.
April 2, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-219.
May 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.