“Lumbee Benefits Revisited.” Fayetteville observer January 19, 2007.
U. S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) introduced a bill entitled Lumbee Recognition Act on Thursday, January 18.
The bill that Dole introduced in the 109th Congress was discussed in a hearing in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and received a favorable vote from that committee. It was never brought up for a vote in the full Senate, however.
As of January 24, the bill had three cosponsors: Senator Richard Burr (NC), Senator Daniel K. Inouye (HI), and Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (MD). The bill was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
References for articles on the progress of this bill will be added to this page.