The Caucus Strikes Back, Part 2
HR 3002, with its provision denying funds to the Cherokee Nation, could be voted on as early as this week. I had previously thought the amendment eliminated all federal funding until the Freedmen are reinstated, but actually it only prevents CN from participating in this particular program. A separate bill, HR 2824, which would cut off all funding to CN, is also pending.
UPDATE: Cong. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) claims to have cut a deal to put the Housing bill on hold (thereby depriving all other tribes, apparently) while the Freedmen issue is hashed out in court. We'll see.