A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is urging Congress to fund the $3.4 billion settlement in a high-profile Indian trust suit, saying he is disappointed the necessary legislation has not been approved.

On Tuesday afternoon, Senior Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia extended the deadline for congressional authorization to Oct. 15 and set a status conference for the same day. The deadline, Hogan said, has been pushed back six times since the settlement was announced in December.

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