Tillis Applauds President Trump for Supporting Lumbee Recognition Act PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:59
Senator Thom Tillis  applauded President Donald J. Trump for his support of the Lumbee Recognition Act, legislation co-introduced by Senator Tillis that would officially give the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina federal recognition.   
“I want to thank President Trump for his support for the Lumbee Recognition Act, legislation I co-introduced to give the Lumbee Tribe full federal recognition,” said Senator Tillis. “Federal recognition has been a long time coming and I am proud to have worked with President Trump and the North Carolina delegation to get us one step closer to getting this legislation passed out of Congress and signed into law.”
“The Lumbee in my district have waited decades for the full federal recognition they deserve. President Trump shows he is their champion, and that full federal recognition—and all the rights that come with it—is near,” said Rep. Bishop. “My first act in Congress was to cosponsor Lumbee recognition and advocate for its passage to my colleagues and the President. I look forward to voting for it and sending it to the President for signature to ensure the full recognition that has for too long been denied.”
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