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Dr. Michael Johnson

At best this shows the politicians did not consult closely with the Navajo Nation, at worst it shows the politicians do not know what they are doing. But if they are dependent upon the Senate to pass such a partisan bill out of the House, few GOP votes, they will be waiting a long time. The Senate has sequestered many bills just like this that have few if any GOP House votes, and will not put them up for a vote. The Senate is very busy now with impeachment......

Bill Roth

per the article In the statement Friday, Luján and fellow U.S. Reps. Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, and U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, pledged to continue working with the Navajo Nation and Native landowners.

“The legislation explicitly and fully protects the rights of the Navajo Nation and Navajo allottees to continue to develop their land now and in the future, as they see fit,” the statement said. Seems like theres a misundertanding on the part of the Navahos governing body more than anything- So yes, more dialog is urgently needed, but I would say the correct legislation has been proposed to cover their concerns. I'ts unfortunate that something like native rights is seen as a partisan issue given that theres a large native population in areas of the country that are "red" politically.

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