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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2628

  To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 22, 2018

Mr. Markey (for himself and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; 
  which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
  To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation 
Reaffirmation Act''.

SEC. 2. REAFFIRMATION OF INDIAN TRUST LAND.

    (a) In General.--The taking of land into trust by the United States 
for the benefit of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts as 
described in the final Notice of Reservation Proclamation published at 
81 Federal Register 948 (January 8, 2016) is reaffirmed as trust land, 
and the actions of the Secretary of the Interior in taking that land 
into trust are ratified and confirmed.
    (b) Application.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an 
action (including an action pending in a Federal court as of the date 
of enactment of this Act) relating to the land described in subsection 
(a) shall not be filed or maintained in a Federal court and shall be 
promptly dismissed.
    (c) Applicability of Laws.--All laws (including regulations) of the 
United States of general applicability to Indians or nations, Indian 
tribes, or bands of Indians (including the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 
U.S.C. 5101 et seq.)), shall be applicable to the Mashpee Wampanoag 
Tribe of Massachusetts and tribal members.
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