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The U.S. House Wednesday unanimously approved Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill to repeal a 19th-century prohibition of distilleries on tribal land.

The bill comes at a time when the Chehalis Tribe is planning to build and operate a distillery, brewery and restaurant in Southwest Washington, Herrera Beutler said in a press release.

“Washington, D.C., shouldn’t be in the business of telling Indian country it cannot engage in a business that’s allowed everywhere else and is actually helping many neighboring areas revitalize their local economies,” she said in the release.

She added that she hopes the Senate quickly passes its companion bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

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