Legislation requiring a 116-mile survey at the Texas– Oklahoma border cleared the House by a 250-171 vote. The goal of the survey is to resolve a dispute between the Bureau of Land Management and a group of Texas landowners concerning thousands of acres along the Red River. The BLM contends the disputed land belongs to the public and cites a Supreme Court ruling that assigns the land to the federal government. The landowners counter that they have deeds proving their ownership and tax receipts as well. Numerous elected officials have voiced their support for landowners, including Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
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