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House Democrats passed a tribal casino bill Wednesday, a week after President Trump tweeted that lawmakers should block the measure.
Democrats were forced to pull the bill from the floor last week following Trump’s tweet. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., would reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation located in the town of Mashpee, Mass. The measure passed 275-146.
The article goes on to state the following:
The tribe is hoping to build a $1 billion casino but the deal has been held up by opponents, namely lawmakers in neighboring Rhode Island, who said the competition would cut into their own casino revenue, which is one of the largest sources of funding in that state.
It took an extra week, but the House just passed that tribal casino bill Trump tweeted against last week. https://t.co/8tuzXosprL
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) May 15, 2019
While the president’s tweet directed attention to the tribe’s plan for a $1 billion casino in Taunton, there are other factors at stake for the Mashpee Wampanoag: https://t.co/qI5zrlRciV
— WBUR (@WBUR) May 14, 2019
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