Summary: H.R.4585 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part II (06/01/1977)

(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 95-234 (Part II))

Authorizes $2,250,000 to be appropriated for the Indian Claims Commission for fiscal year l978.

Directs the Court of Claims to determine the proper amount of attorney fees and expenses for attorneys representing Indian tribes in cases transferred from the Commission to the Court of Claims. Authorizes that Court to exercise the powers of the Commission relating to information from government departments and official records as evidence.

Provides Supreme Court review by certiorari or certification for cases transferred to the Court of Claims from the Commission.

Authorizes the Court of Claims to appoint 16 commissioners (formerly 15 commissioners) for the expeditious determination of cases transferred to it from the Commission.