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This fund is given to the Department of Transportation. House of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.R. or DOT then given to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and then used by the Bureau uses it as necessary.S.Legislation Legacy 2 The current issue I chose for this assignment was that of the self-governance of Native American tribes concerning transportation funds from the federal government. To much surprise the bill cleared a big hurdle this month when it was adopted during markup of H. I would certainly like to see this bill survive and eventually pass. There are many that feel this bill is much needed and should be passed for the good of Native Americans and the survival of the reservations. This has been an issue for some time and has never been successful. reaching $260 billion and most are concerned that it will cut funding for other public transportation needs. Unfortunately this bill has quite a few hurdles yet to complete and it has not yet been successful over the years. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy on this topic because since the Bureau of Indian Affairs dictates which transportation related issues are corrected and some may not be. The transportation funds is used for repairing and building roads and bridges on Native American reservations. . leaving the tribes to deal with only the federal government when concerning these issues. This may not sound like a controversial issue but when it concerns Native American reservations it is a big issue to those that live there. Tribes want the freedom to use these funds to correct all issues. The Native American tribes are attempting to gain self-governance to use these funds within their own tribes for the funds’ specific purpose. Many representatives in Congress are concerned with the cost of the bill. Allowing the tribes to get these funds directly from the federal government would also expand the workforce on the reservations and cut out the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 7 by the U.
pdf .Legislation Legacy 3 References Indian Country Today Media Network. Resolution #DEN-07-046.org/ncai/resolutions/doc/DEN-07-046.ncai. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork. http://www. Major Tribal Self-Governance Bill Stuck in Political Quagmire (2012).com/2012/02/27/major-tribal-selfgovernance-bill-stuck-in-political-quagmire-100136 National Congress of American Indians. Title: Support for SelfGovernance Title IV Amendments Legislation (2005).