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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Norman Johnson of the Utah Attorney General’s office, Hualapai Chairman Damon Clarke and Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke, from left, all testified in support of the tribal water-rights bills. (Miranda Faulkner/Cronkite News)

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Navajo, Hualapai water-rights bills get warm reception in House hearing

Tribal leaders urged House lawmakers July 3 to support a handful of bills that would guarantee water to their tribes in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico and fund the water treatment plants and pipelines to deliver it.