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Congress tackles issue of Puerto Rico’s status

The flag of Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing Wednesday on Puerto Rico’s status, the first time Congress has tackled the issue since the GOP takeover of the House in 2010. But critics say there may be more smoke than fire. Continue Reading →

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BIA takes heat from CT lawmakers, others on Indian recognition

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Updated at 8:48 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, hinted Wednesday he may have eliminated a provision in new tribal recognition rules that would stymie efforts by several Connecticut tribes to seek federal status. Continue Reading →

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Obama administration moving new tribal recognition rules


WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is on the brink of making new federal tribal recognition rules – a move that could be a boon to several Connecticut tribes. Opponents, however, fearful of the ramifications of the new rules on casino operations and land claims, are making 11th-hour attempts to stop or slow the process. Continue Reading →

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