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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 1:30:10 to 1:32:50
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Patrick T. McHenry

1:30:07 to 1:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: end and recognition to begin. madam speaker, i yield the remainder my time. gentleman from west virginia reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you very much, madam speaker. i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. mchenry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for three minutes. mr. mchenry: thank you, madam speaker. i thank my colleague and ranking

Patrick T. McHenry

1:30:10 to 1:32:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry

1:30:29 to 1:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: member for yielding. i thank my colleague from north carolina as well for his honest efforts on behalf of his constituents. but i respectfully disagree with the conclusions the gentleman's made, but i certainly respect him and his abilities in representing his constituents and the hard work he's offered on this legislation.

Patrick T. McHenry

1:30:51 to 1:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: but i rise of h.r. 31, the lumbee recognition act. i believe all groups seeking federal recognition as an indian tribe should go through the administrative process of the department of interior. it's clear that this process does need reforming. but congress should do the hard work of reforming that process.

Patrick T. McHenry

1:31:14 to 1:31:34( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: in this case the department of indian affairs has stated in 1956 lumbee act prevents the lumbee from going through the proper course of action to attain this status. i believe congress should act to lift that restriction. and that is why i join other north carolina democrat colleague, congressman heath shuler n. submitting an

Patrick T. McHenry

1:31:35 to 1:31:56( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: amendment to the rules committee to remove the barriers set forth in 1956 lumbee act. and provide the lumbee with the same opportunity to attain federal recognition a other tribes have. i think that's the proper path. unfortunately the rules committee disallowed us that opportunity to vote on that legislation here on the house floor.

Patrick T. McHenry

1:31:57 to 1:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: i think that's unfortunate. to the extent the process needs to be reformed, we should let congress or the agency focus on the specific areas instead of ssing individualecognition bills. legislation which would allow the lumbee to circumvent this proper recognition process and their hard work and diligently

Patrick T. McHenry

1:32:21 to 1:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the office of federal acknowledgement. this would be unfair to those tribes who have gone through the proper requirements to attain their official status. also it's unfai federally rognized tribes who do not want to see their  ?? cultural identity undermined by legislation such as this. i urge my colleagues to vote against this bill and allow the

Patrick T. McHenry

1:32:42 to 1:32:52( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: office of federal acknowledgement to carry out its appropriate responsibilities. that's why we instituted as a congress the office of feder acknowledgement and we should

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