Apr 22nd, 2009 by vitalpres
On April 22, 2009, H.R. 1385, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2009, was passed by the House Committee on Natural Resources. This positions the legislation to be considered by the full House.
VITAL appreciates Chairman Rahall and the Committee’s swift action in favor of Virginia’s Indians, said Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, the bill’s chief sponsor. 400 years is a long time to wait, but today’s decision moves our effort ever closer to ending this historic injustice.
The House of Representatives is expected to take action on H.R. 1385 in the coming weeks, according to Congressman Moran.