Jogdelog Thunderhawk, thank you for your post.
I've been watching the fed rec attempts by the 6 Va tribes for years, and I pray this is the year yall succeed. The Lumbee and Hawaiians also have a bill ready to go through the senate, and the president has said he will sign these 3 bills if they pass. The Hawaiians have the votes to succeed, all they need is the time to bring the bill to the floor. I'm related to all 3 peoples, so I would be thrilled to see them recognized (I'm not eligible to enroll with Va tribes or Lumbee, but probably Hawaiian).
My senators don't represent any of these native nations, so I'm considering writing to the president himself to encourage him to push the senate to bring these bills up for a vote before they expire.
VA- Akin, Ballard, Berry, Branch, Bryan, Butler, Bunch, Cooke, Deane, Ellis, Glenn, Hancock, Herndon, Kendall, King, Lawrence, Lee, Martin, Meade, Moore, Napper, Neal, Pendleton, Powell, Ritchey, Riddle, Savage, Scott, Sheppard, Smith, Stanley, Thacker, Tyree, Yelton, Waller, Ware, Winn, and more
NC- Bennett, Brown, Gatlin, Ivey, Morris, Pulley, Weldon, Whitehead
KY-Cox, Hall NJ-Gould