Friday, January 30, 2009

Congressional Hope?

H.R. 1294: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2007 had hopes that the 110th Congress would grant their request of sovereignty. This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books. Members often reintroduce bills that did not come up for debate under a new number in the next session.

The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, between January 3, 2007, and January 3, 2009. Now the question is will change and hope come with the One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress which will last from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011 for the Virginia Tribes?

Below is the history of this effort by the Virginia Indian Tribes.

109th Congress: H.R. 3349Dead

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