In 2003, Taylor wrote legislation favorable to a bunch of oil, gas, timber, and mining companies that had conveniently just given him far, far, far more money than Indian tribes ever have or will. In fact, that quarter alone, the same one in which Taylor's already been accused of sucking up to Indian bribery, in the donations battle, Oil and Gas beat Indians, 4-1.
And, surprise, surprise! The people being screwed by Taylor's efforts: 500,000 native Americans who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit called Cobell v. Norton that they won in 1996.
Taylor's legislative attempt to overcome a judicial decision was tossed out the next month on a point of order. (You can't legislate in an appropriations bill). So Chuckie patiently waited a half year to try a slightly different legislative tactic.