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Congress asked to expand tribal land in Nevada

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is asking Congress to transfer more than 100,000 acres of federal land to Native American tribes at sites in northern and southern Nevada.

The Democratic Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday introduced two bills, called the Nevada Native Nations Land Act and the Moapa Band of Paiutes Conveyance Act.

An aide to Nevada Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller says he's co-sponsoring the northern Nevada measure.

It would transfer almost 93,000 acres of federal land into trust for seven northern Nevada tribes stretching from Elko to the Reno area.

The city of Elko would get 275 acres to use as a motocross park.

The second would grant more than 26,000 acres of federal land to the Moapa Band of Paiutes outside Las Vegas.

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