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Will this time be different?


Still savoring Wednesday’s victory in the U.S. House, the Lumbee tribe now looks to a more difficult battleground — the U.S. Senate — in its effort to gain federal recognition with benefits. The Lumbee bill, shepherded through the House by its sponsor, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from Lumberton, clears way for the tribe to receive millions of federal tax dollars in housing, education and health benefits if it eventually becomes law. Although the bill has