Senate Bill Would Help Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Markey/Warren Bill May Help Mashpee Tribal Land Trust Proceedings

3/27/18Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren are co-sponsoring a bill that could help the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe build a casino.

The legislation, similar to a bill introduced in Congress recently by 9th District Congressman Bill Keating, would re-affirm a decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2015 to take about three-hundred acres of land in Mashpee and Taunton into trust and prevent future litigation on the issue.

 A judge ordered the Interior Department to reconsider its decision in 2016 after opponents of the proposed casino challenged it in court.

 

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