April 20, 2007

Black lawmaker threatens Cherokee funding

Black Lawmaker Eyes Cutting Cherokee Funding Over Ex-Slave VoteIn an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, Watson said the agency doesn't seem willing to address the issue and is turning a blind eye to discrimination. She said she is drafting legislation, which she plans to introduce next week, to cut off the Cherokee Nation's federal funding.

"It's blatantly apparent that the Cherokee Nation violated their constitution," Watson said. "The Department of Interior has a fiduciary duty to act ... They should be going after them. It shouldn't take me and the other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to pursue the issue."
Comment:  Watson represents my district in the House of Represenatives.

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