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STATEMENT: Fleischmann's Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act Reported out of Committee Markup

January 17, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon his bill, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, being reported out of markup, the process by which a committee amends legislation, from the House Committee on Natural Resources prior to a vote by the House:

“I was pleased to introduce the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act last January after extensive conversations with the Eastern Band regarding the specific lands, which comprise a portion of the southeastern part of my district in Monroe Country. After introducing the legislation, I received overwhelming community support as well as the strong support of county leadership. I remain steadfast in my dedication to protecting the historic home of the Cherokee Indians and promoting the economic development of the region. I thank the committee for taking up my bill, and I look forward to the legislation going to the Floor in the near future.”

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