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 In 1997, Hobbs Straus lawyers assisted the Susanville Indian Rancheria become one of the first tribes in the country to use the provisions of ISDEAA to successfully acquire Department of Army surplus property in trust under the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Legislative Advocacy & Analysis

  • Provide a complete range of lobbying, agency coordination, and general government relations services;
  • Prepare position papers, testimony, regulatory comments, and briefing materials;
  • Draft legislation and advocate for enactment of legislation;
  • Facilitate and attend meetings with key members of Congress and the Administration and their staffs;
  • Provide specialized legislative and regulatory analysis and assistance, including appropriations and self-determination issues, health care, child welfare, public broadcasting, and gaming procedures; and
  • Work to defeat legislation that presents threats to tribal sovereignty and self-determination, including Congressional proposals to legislatively abolish tribal sovereign immunity, curtail tribal gaming rights, limit self-determination rights, and limit tribal rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act.


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