Biank, Tanya S. “Lumbee Tribal Council oppose bill introduced by Rose.” Fayetteville Observer-Times 8 August 1996.
Democratic Representative Charlie Rose introduced a Lumbee federal recognition bill which, if passed, would make the Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA) the tribe's interim governing body. Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council are angry, first because they are the tribe's elected representatives and second because the provision naming LRDA the interim government is a change from the bill Rose introduced in 1992. He had promised the Tribal Council he would never make such a change. The Tribal Council filed a lawsuit in August, 1995, to strip the LRDA of its power to represent the Lumbees.