GLENDALE, AZ - The U.S. House has passed a bill blocking the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale.
The Arizona Republic says the bill is opposed by the Obama administration and likely won't be passed by the U.S. Senate.
Arizona congressman Trent Franks has accused the tribe of trying to manipulate a federal land settlement to build a Las Vegas-style casino 160 miles from its existing reservation.
The settlement sought to compensate the tribe for flooding on its land caused by a federal dam.
The Tohono O'odham was given $30 million to purchase up to 9,880 acres of new reservation land and bought about 135 acres near Glendale.
The tribe sought approval in 2009 to take the land into the reservation system, a necessary step before a casino opening.
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