Navajo Nation Gets Support
As reported by the Independent: "The Economic Development Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Committee approved a Navajo Nation position statement Monday calling for defeat of House bill 4893, which would restrict off-reservation gaming. "The statement was to be presented to Congress after gaining IGR approval. "Navajo Nation Council Speaker Lawrence T. Morgan said, 'H.R. 4893 is the bill that proposes to amend Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Section 20 deals with land in trust for off-reservation gaming. The Navajo Nation's proposed statement is in general opposition to the specific point of the bill.' ".According to the position statement, the Navajo Nation has carefully monitored current congressional efforts to amend the IGRA 'and hereby voices its opposition to one provision of H.R. 4893.'."