Last updated: February 17, 2017

Passed Legislation (by date)

 

 

Proposed Legislation (by topic)

Business & Economics

S.63 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017

News Articles: Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Indianz) 2/14/17

S.245

Title: A bill to amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005, and for other purposes.

H.R.228

See Also: S.91

Title: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017.

 

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Community Development

S.302

Title: A bill to enhance tribal road safety, and for other purposes.

 

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Education

S.Res.40

Title: A resolution designating the week beginning on February 5, 2017, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week".

S.254

Title: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act

 

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Federal Indian Relations

S.343

Title: A bill to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians.

News Articles: Rounds aims to expunge 'offensive' Native American laws (Washington Examiner) 2/6/17

H.R.130

Title: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and for other purposes.

H.R.131

Title: To reaffirm the trust status of land taken into trust by the United States pursuant to the Act of June 18, 1934, for the benefit of an Indian tribe that was federally recognized on the date that the land was taken into trust, and for other purposes.

H.R.183

Title: To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois, and for other purposes.

H.R.212

Title: Expediting Funding For Efficient Contracting Tribes (EFFECT) Act.

H.R.215

Title: American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017.

H.R.292 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Honoring Our Trust Relationships Act of 2017 (HOT-R Act)

H.R.986

Title: To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.

 

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Health & Human Services

S.Amdt.109

Title: Protecting Access to Care at Federal, Tribal, and Urban Indian Health Facilities

News Articles: Sen. Udall offers amendment to protect health care for Indian Country (Native News Online) 1/12/17

S.43

Title: Native American Health Savings Improvement Act.

S.304

Title: A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

H.R.235

Title: Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2017.

H.R.981

Title: To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the Indian Health Service.

 

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Lands & Natural Resources

S.140

Title: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.

S.249

Title: A bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes.

S.269

Title: A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and for other purposes.

S.436 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, to substitute certain land selections of the Navajo Nation, to designate certain wilderness areas, and for other purposes.

H.J.Res.56 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Site Security".

H.J.Res.82 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Oil".

H.R.146

Title: To take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.

H.R. 210

Title: Native American Energy Act.

H.R.211 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Chugach Region Lands Study Act

H.R.230

Title: Shee Atik√° Land Entitlement (SALE) Act.

H.R.231

Title: Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act.

H.R.236

Title: To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and for other purposes.

H.R.348 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation Gravel Exchange Amendment Act.

H.R.360

Title: Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act

H.R.597

Title: Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017.

H.R.1106 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: To provide for the conveyance of small parcels of National Forest System land and small parcels of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management to private landowners, State, county, and local governments, or Indian tribes whose lands share a boundary with the National Forest System land or public lands, and for other purposes.

 

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Tribal Recognition

S.39

Title: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017.

News Articles: Senate committee advances bill to recognize Montana's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians (KTVH) 2/9/17, Tribe's decades-long recognition bid goes before US Congress [Little Shell Chippewa Tribe] (Missoulian) 2/8/17

H.R.229

Title: Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act.

H.R.984

Title: To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.

 

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General Native American Affairs

S.Res.60 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: A resolution designating May 5, 2017, as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls".

S.381 -ADDED 2/17/17

See Also: H.R.1074

Title: A bill to repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation".

H.R.729 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: Tobacco Excise Tax and Parity Act of 2017. SEE IV EXCLUSIONS REGARDING INDIAN TRIBES AND TRIBAL MATTERS.

H.R.1169 -ADDED 2/17/17

Title: To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.

 

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Recent News Stories

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Indianz) 2/14/17

Senate committee advances bill to recognize Montana's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians (KTVH) 2/9/17

Tribe's decades-long recognition bid goes before US Congress [Little Shell Chippewa Tribe] (Missoulian) 2/8/17

Rounds aims to expunge 'offensive' Native American laws (Washington Examiner) 2/6/17

New position gives Udall leverage on Indian issues (Albuquerque Journal) 2/5/17

Senate Indian Affairs Committee democrats urge President Trump to exempt Indian services agencies from federal hiring freeze (Native News Online) 2/5/17

Tribal sovereign immunity on trial at US Supreme Court (Indian Country Today) 2/3/17

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