The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would transfer national forest land to the Pueblo Indian tribe in New Mexico.

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Sen. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallOvernight Energy: Spending bill targets Pruitt | Ryan not paying 'close attention' to Pruitt controversies | Yellowstone park chief learned of dismissal through press release Senate committee targets Pruitt scandals in spending bill Overnight Energy: DNC to reject fossil fuel donations | Regulators see no security risk in coal plant closures | Senate committee rejects Trump EPA, Interior budgets MORE (D-N.M.) introduced S. 611, the Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act, which allows for the land exchange as long as it is preserved as open space in its natural state.

The bill passed through a unanimous consent agreement.

There is a companion measure in the House, H.R. 3605, from Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), but it’s unclear if the House will also act on the legislation.