Senate passes tribal lands bill

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H.R. 205 was introduced by Rep. Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Week ahead: Rival encryption efforts clash on Capitol Hill Encryption commission bill picks up more backers MORE (D-N.M.). The House passed the bill in May and the measure now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

Tribes would still have to undergo an environmental review for some building projects, but can use the federal environmental review process rather than the tribal process if the project is federally funded.

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