House passes tribal casino bill pulled last week after Trump tweet Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner · May 16, 2019 at 4:29 pm House Democrats passed a tribal casino bill Wednesday, a week after President Trump tweeted that lawmakers should block the measure. Democrats were forced to pull the bill from the floor last week following Trump’s tweet. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., would reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation located in the town of Mashpee, Mass. The measure passed 275-146. The tribe is hoping to build a $1 billion casino but the deal has been held up by opponents, namely lawmakers in neighboring Rhode Island, who said the competition would cut into their own casino revenue, which is one of the largest sources of funding in that state.