Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WATCH: 2013 Version of U.S. House Debate On Blocking Tohono O'odham Casino In Glendale; Passed By Voice Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives held its 2nd annual debate today on a bill to block the proposed Tohono O'odham casino in Glendale.  This year, the nearly empty House passed it on a voice vote.

The 40-minute debate - embedded below - featured Arizona Reps. Paul Gosar, Trent Franks (primary sponsor) and David Schweikert speaking in favor of the blocking bill, while Rep. Raul Grijalva again opposed the bill.  Here is last year's Arizona Politics' article and debate.

The bill would put a 14-year moratorium on the proposed casino, basing it upon Arizona's passage of Prop. 202 in 2002 which led to the gaming compact between the state of Arizona and the Native American tribes.

The bill will now head to the Senate, the body where last year's bill quietly died.

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Phoenix Justice said...

I love how the Arizona Republican delegation to the House of Representatives wants to break yet another treaty with a Native American tribe.

Mitch M. said...

FYI, PJ, Pastor voted in favor of last year's bill. (http://bit.ly/AZp255) And, Arizona's Republican Senators did not push the issue - in the Democratic-controlled Senate, of course - last year. I doubt they will this year, either.