“Lumbee Bill Reintroduced.” Robesonian 14 March 1991: 1A.
Reintroduced by Charlie Rose on March 13. A field hearing of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs was scheduled for June 7, 1991, in Pembroke (Robesonian 19 May 1991: 1A) but was cancelled. A joint House/Senate hearing was held in Washington on August 1, 1991 (Robesonian 2 Aug. 1991: 1). On Sept. 11, 1991, the bill was approved by the House Commitee on Interior Affairs (News and Observer 12 Sept. 1991: 5B). On Sept. 26, 1991, it was approved by the full House (Charlotte Observer 27 Sept. 1991: 5C). The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians asked Sen. Jesse Helms to block the bill (Robesonian 4 Oct. 1991: 1A). The bill was approved by the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs on Nov. 20, 1991 (Robesonian 20 Nov. 1991: 1A). A procedural vote that would have brought the bill to full debate on the Senate floor failed by two votes (Charlotte Observer 28 Feb. 1992: 1A; Robesonian 2 March 1992: 1A, 4A). The bill never made it out of committee (see Robesonian 28 June 1992: 1A and 25 Aug 1992: 1A). Charlie Rose reintroduced it as H.R. 334 (see Robesonian 6 Jan. 1993: 1A). It cleared the House and was backed by the White House but was opposed by at least one N.C. senator (see Robesonian 30 Sept. 1993: 1A and 2 Nov. 1993: 4A; Charlotte Observer 29 Oct. 1993: 1C).