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Sep 13, 2018

Tester: Time for Senate To Do Right By Little Shell

Senator Calls on Senate Majority to Allow Vote on Little Shell Federal Recognition Bill

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to federally recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians:

"Today is a strong step toward recognizing the Little Shell, but time is ticking away and the tribe deserves a vote in the Senate now, with no political shenanigans, secret holds or strings attached. Federal recognition is long-overdue and I won't stop banging on doors in Washington until this bill is on the President's desk."

Tester first introduced legislation to federally recognize the Little Shell Tribe in 2007. It was the first bill he ever introduced as a United States Senator.

Tester passed his bipartisan bill to grant the Little Shell federal recognition out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in May of 2017.

 

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