Last updated: September 21, 2017

Passed Legislation (by date)

H.R.244

Title: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017

Sponsors: Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]

Committees: House - Veterans' Affairs; Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 115-31 (PDF) on 5/5/17

Summary: (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Labor to establish a HIRE Vets Medallion Program to solicit voluntary information from employers for purposes of recognizing through a HIRE Vets Medallion Award verified efforts by these employers to: (1) recruit, employ, and retain veterans; and (2) provide community and charitable services supporting the veteran community.

Labor shall annually: (1) solicit, verify, and review award applications from employers, (2) notify award recipients, and (3) issue awards at a time coinciding with Veterans Day.

An employer who receives an award is not eligible for an award the following year.

(Sec. 3) Labor shall establish two levels of awards for employers of 500 or more employees, to be designated the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award and the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Criteria for such awards shall include the percentage of hired employees who are veterans, the percentage of veteran employees who are retained, the establishment of related veterans' assistance and training programs, the employment of dedicated human resources professionals for veterans, and income and tuition support for veterans.

Labor shall establish similar awards to recognize achievements in supporting veterans by: (1) employers with 50 or fewer employees, and (2) employers with more than 50 but fewer than 500 employees.

Labor shall establish the design of each award certificate.

(Sec. 4) The bill prohibits an employer from publicly displaying an award as a part of any advertisement or business activity in order to convey the false impression that the employer received such award for any year for which such employer did not receive it.

(Sec. 5) The bill establishes the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Fund. Labor may assess a reasonable application fee to carry out the award program and shall deposit such fees into the fund.

(Sec. 8) The bill excludes from the definition of "employer" the federal government or any state government.

News Articles: Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Funding for Substance Abuse Treatment at IHS and Partner Facilities, Including NCI in Gallup (Sen. Tom Udall Press Release) 5/17/17, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $23 Million Increase in Impact Aid that will Benefit Western NY Schools (Sen. Gillibrand Press Release) 5/10/17, Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (Indianz) 5/8/17, Funding bill directs Department of Justice to 'support' commission on Native youth (Indianz) 5/3/17, Funding bill holds the line for Indian Country ahead of Trump cuts (Indianz) 5/2/17

Proposed Legislation (by topic)

Business & Economics

S.245

Title: Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017.

News Articles: Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress (Indianz) 5/10/17, U.S. lawmakers seek looser energy development rules for tribal lands (Reuters) 5/9/17

S.607

Title: Native American Business Incubators Program Act.

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (Indianz) 3/29/17, Udall, Tester, Cantwell introduce measure to create jobs by fostering entrepreneurship in Indian Country (LA Daily Post) 3/17/17

S.780

See Also: H.R.1824

Title: Responsibly addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017.

News Articles: National Indian Cannabis Coalition applauds the inclusion of Indian Country in the "Path to Marijuana Reform" legislation (PRWeb) 4/7/17, New legislation would force the federal government to treat marijuana like alcohol (Huffington Post) 3/30/17

S.975

Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the Indian coal production tax credit.

S.1116

Title: Indian Economic Enhancement Act of 2017.

News Articles: S.1116, Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2017 (Congressional Budget Office) 6/22/17, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (Indianz) 5/17/17,The National Center Applauds Approval of Key Indian Country Economic Development Legislation (NCAIED) 5/17/17

S.1285

Title: Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act.

H.R.228

See Also: S.91

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

News Articles: Young ushers second bill through House in less than two weeks, continues ahead with aggressive legislative agenda (Alaska Business) 2/28/17

H.R.729

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

H.R.986

See Also: S.63

Title: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017.

News Articles: Federal labor law collides with tribal sovereignty (Inside Sources) 3/29/17, Native American leaders urge Congress to pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Committee on Education and the Workforce Press Release) 3/29/17, Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Indianz) 2/14/17

H.R.3138

Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat Indian tribal governments in the same manner as State governments for certain Federal tax purposes, and for other purposes.

 

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Community Development

S.302

Title: The John P. Smith Act.

S.669

See Also: H.R.1630

Title: Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act.

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (Indianz) 3/29/17, Poor sanitation, safety targeted in bill to improve Columbia River tribal fishing sites (The Oregonian) 3/22/17, Northwestern members of Congress reintroduce bill to improve safety and sanitation at Columbia River tribal fishing sites (Public Now) 3/21/17

S.772

See Also: H.R.2666

Title: AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017.

News Articles: U.S. Senate committee advances bill to make Native tribes eligible for Amber Alert grants (KTOO Public Media) 6/15/17, Senator Heitkamp: We must do more to protect childern in Indian country (Native News Online) 6/2/17,Congressman Biggs introduces the Amber Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017 (Congressman Andy Biggs) 6/1/17

S. 1593

Title: A bill to provide grants to States and Indian tribes to reform their criminal justice system to encourage the replacement of the use of payment of secured money bail as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases, and for other purposes.

H.R.1581

Title: Tribal Digital Access Act.

News Articles: Inland Congressman introduces bill to provide broadband access to tribal members (Patch) 3/17/17

H.R.3147

Title: To amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants.

H.R.3211

Title: Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2017

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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

See Also: H.R.1169

Title: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act.

S.458

See Also: H.R.2727

Title: Native Educator Support and Training Act (NEST).

News Articles: Congressional Budget Comittee Cost Estimate for NEST (CBO) 6/23/17, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (Indianz) 5/17/17, Sen. Jon Tester introduces legislation to strengthen Native education (Indian Country Today) 2/22/17

S.943

Title: Johnson O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act.

News Articles: Heitkamp, Lankford, Daines reintroduce bipartisan bill to build access to cultural educational opportunities for Native students (Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Press Release) 4/27/17

S.1294

Title: Native American Education Opportunity Act.

News Articles: John McCain, James Lankford offer option for students stuck in Native American schools (Washington Examiner) 6/19/17

H.R.610

Title: To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

News Articles: School choice proposal devastating for American Indian students (Indian Country Today) 3/27/17

H.R.1528

See Also: S.660

Title: Native American Indian Education Act.

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Federal Indian Relations

S.343

See Also: H.R.2689

Title: Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT) Act.

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (Indianz) 3/29/17, Rounds' RESPECT Act legislation passes Indian Affairs Committee unanimously (Sen. Mike Rounds Press Release) 3/29/17, Rounds aims to expunge 'offensive' Native American laws (Washington Examiner) 2/6/17

S.1698

Title: A bill to amed the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of contributions to Alaska Native Settlement Trusts, and for other purposes.

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 [Carcieri remedies].

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 [Carcieri remedies].

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.

News Articles: Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (Indianz) 5/9/17

H.R.292

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

H.R.986

Title: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017.

H.R.3524

Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of contributions to Alaska Native Settlement Trusts, and for other purposes.

H.R.3354-ADDED 9/21/17

Title: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.

See following sections: State and Tribal Wildlife Grants; Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education; State and Tribal Assistance Grants; Indian Health Service; Other Related Agencies

News Articles: Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (Indianz) 9/14/17

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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

See Also: H.R.1476

Title: Native American Health Savings Improvement Act.

S.304

Title: Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (Indianz) 3/29/17

S.465

Title: Independent Outside Audit of the Indian Health Service Act of 2017.

News Articles: Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (Indianz) 3/1/17

S.747

Title: Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Reauthorization.

News Articles: Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (Indianz) 5/18/17

S.825

Title: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017.

S.1250

See Also: H.R.2662

Title: Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017.

News Articles: Thune makes case for IHS reform bill (The Daily Republic) 6/13/17, Panels examine bills to improve critical tribal health care and housing programs (U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 6/13/17, Senate holds hearing on Barrasso's Indian Health Service Accountability Act (Senator John Barrasso) 6/13/17, US lawmakers agree fixes needed in health service for Native Americans (South-South News) 6/8/17 , Barrasso, Thune, Hoeven introduce bill to increase accountability and transparency in the Indian Health Service (Senator John Barrasso) 5/25/17

S.1275

Title: BUIILD Act of 2017.

News Articles: Hawaii leaders say state is under 'attack' with loss of federal funds (Honolulu Civil Beat) 6/13/17, Panels examine bills to improve critical tribal health care and housing programs (U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 6/13/17, Hoeven introduces bill to address tribal housing needs (U.S. Senate Comittee on Indian Affairs) 5/26/17

S.1333

Title: Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2017.

News Articles: Panels examine bills to improve critical tribal health care and housing programs (U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 6/13/17, Senators team up to combat Native American veteran homelessness (BBS News) 6/13/17

H.R.235

Title: Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2017.

H.R.981

Title: Indian Health Service Hiring Freeze Exemption Act.

H.R.1369

Title: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Reauthorization and Amendments.

H.R.2545

Title: Special Diabetes Program for Indians Reauthorization Act of 2017.

H.R.2677

Title: Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act.

H.R.2716

Title: Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act.

News Articles: O'Halleran, Jones introduce bill to build Veteran nursing homes on tribal lands (U.S. Congressman Tom O'Halleran) 5/25/17

H.R.2860

Title: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to permit American Indian tribal councils to enter into agreements with Commissioner of Social Security to obtain social security coverage for services preformed by tribal council members.

News Articles: Reichert, Kilmer, Cole, Delbene introduced Tribal Social Security Fairness Act (U.S. Representative Dave Reichert) 6/9/17

H.R.3096

Title: To implement a mandatory random drug testing program for certain employees of the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.

H.R.3490

Title: To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to eligible entities to develop and implement statewide or tribal post-adoption and post-legal guardianship mental health service programs for all children who are adopted or placed in legal guardianship, and for other purposes.

H.R.3473

Title: Native American Suicide Prevention Act of 2017

News Articles: Rep. Gallagher seeks to increase awarness of Native American youth suicide (U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher) 9/14/17, Grijalava introduces bipartisan legislation to address suicide prevention in Indian country (Congressman Raul M. Grijalva) 7/28/17

H.R.3704

Title: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve behavioral health outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives, and for other purposes.

News Articles: Ranking Member Pallone, Dr. Ruiz introduce bills to reduce tribal helath disparities (Congressman Raul Ruiz) 9/8/17

H.R.3706

Title: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the public health system in tribal communities and increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives pursuing health careers, and for other purposes.

News Articles: Ranking Member Pallone, Dr. Ruiz introduce bills to reduce tribal helath disparities (Congressman Raul Ruiz) 9/8/17

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Lands & Natural Resources

S.J.Res.11

Title: A joint resolution 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 "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation".

News Articles: Repeal of BLM methane rule will pass Senate — Barrasso (Environment & Energy News) 4/27/17, ND tribes want Congress to keep methane waste prevention rule (Public News Service) 4/27/17

S.J.Res.29

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue of the Department of the Interior relating to consolidated Federal oil and gas and Federal and Indian coal valuation reform.

S.49

Title: Alaska Oil and Gas Production Act.

News Articles: Alaska Natives ask Nevadans to help protect their homeland (Public News Service) 5/22/17

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.

News Articles: Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (Indianz) 5/9/17, Senate passes Flake-McCain bill to complete the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Settlement (Sen. McCain Press Release) 5/9/17

S.249

See Also: H.R.1787

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

News Articles: Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (Indianz) 5/9/17

S.269

See Also: H.R. 236

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

Title: San Juan County Settlement Implementation Act.

S.664

Title: Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017.

News Articles: US to pay Navajo Nation almost $200mn for water rights in Utah (RINF) 4/1/17, Hatch and Chaffetz Introduce Navajo Water Settlement Legislation (Sen. Orin Hatch Press Release) 3/30/17

S.785

See Also: H.R.1867

Title: Alaska Native Veterans Lan Allotment Equity Act.

S.995

Title: Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act.

S.1260

Title: Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act.

S.1289

Title: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt Indian tribes from compensatory mitigation requirements in connection with certain discharges of dredged or fill material, and for other purposes.

S.1482

Title: A bill to provide permanent easement to the Shishmaref Native Corportaion, and for other purposes.

S.1491

See Also: S.1487, S.1494, S.1495 , S.1496

Title: A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act with respect to the Native Villages of Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee, and Wrangell, Alaska, and for other purposes.

S.1492

Title: A bill to establish a Regional Corporation for Natives who are non-residents of Alaska, and for other purposes.

S.1770

Title: A bill to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Hualapai Tribe and certain allottees in the State of Arizona, to authorize construction of a water project relating to those water rights claims, and for other purposes.

News Articles: Colorado River: Hualapai Tribe settles water rights claim (Coyote Gulch) 9/12/17

H.J.Res.56

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

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.23

See Also: H.R.875

Title: Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017.

H.R.146

Title: Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act.

H.R. 210

Title: Native American Energy Act.

News Articles: Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress (Indianz) 5/10/17, U.S. lawmakers seek looser energy development rules for tribal lands (Reuters) 5/9/17

H.R.211

Title: Chugach Region Lands Study Act.

H.R.230

Title: Shee Atiká Land Entitlement (SALE) Act.

H.R.231

Title: Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act.

H.R.348

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.

News Articles: House approves land-into-trust bills for tibes amid concerns about process (Indianz) 7/14/17

H.R.1106

Title: Small Tracts Conveyance Act.

H.R.1306

See Also: S.508

Title: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

News Articles: House approves land-into-trust bills for tibes amid concerns about process (Indianz) 7/14/17, Tribal fairness, wild steelhead acts move toward Senate (News-Review) 3/30/17

H.R.1404

Title: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act.

News Articles: House approves land-into-trust bills for tibes amid concerns about process (Indianz) 7/14/17

H.R.1418

Title: To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes.

H.R.1491

Title: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians.

H.R.1532

Title: Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act.

H.R.1889

Title: Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act.

News Articles: Alaska Natives ask Nevadans to help protect their homeland (Public News Service) 5/22/17

H.R.2248

Title: To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.

H.R. 2284

Title: National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act.

H.R.2320

Title: Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017.

H.R.2606

Title: Stigler Act Amendment of 2017.

News Articles: Cole, Lucas, Mulling and Russell introduce the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017 (The Ada News) 5/25/17

H.R.2915

See Also: S.1375

Title: To repeal section 3003 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Save Oak Flat Act).

News Articles: Grijalva bill reverses giveaway of sacred tribal land to foreign-owned mining company – Sen. Sanders offering Senate companion (U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders) 6/15/17

H.R.3688

Title: To transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the United States Army Corps to the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

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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

S.1047

See Also: H.R.2352

Title: Lumbee Recognition Act.

News Articles: Govenor Cooper pushes for full Federal recognition of Lumbee Tribe (NC Governor Roy Cooper) 5/25/17, Burr, Pittenger file bill to grant full federal recognition to Lumbee tribe (Fayetteville Observer) 5/4/17

H.R.229

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

H.R.984

See Also: S.691

Title: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.

News Articles: Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (Indianz) 9/13/17, Senate Report on S.691(Congress.gov) 6/28/17, Bills to recognize Virginia tribes move forward in Congress (CBS19) 5/17/17, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (Indianz) 5/17/17

H.R.1455

Title: Clatsop-Nehalem Restoration Act.

H.R.3597

Title: To amed the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian Tribes to further achievement of Tribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes.

H.R.3650

Title: Lumbee Recognition Act.

News Articles: House panel to take up Lumbee recognition (Robesonian) 9/20/17

H.R.3764

Title: To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.

H.R.3744-ADDED 9/21/17

Title: Tribal Recognition Act of 2017

 

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General Native American Affairs

S.Res.60

See Also: H.Res.222

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

S.381

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".

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (Indianz) 3/29/17

S.1223

Title: Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act.

S.1272

Title: Drone Federalism Act of 2017.

News Articles: Senate bill provides parity: Tribal government regulation of UAS on tribal lands (JD Supra) 6/8/17

S.1309

See Also: H.R.2860

Title: Tribal Social Security Fairness Act.

News Articles: Thune introduces bill to give tribal leaders equal access to social security (Foregin Affairs NZ) 6/8/17

S.1400

Title: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and for other purposes.

News Articles: Heinrich introduces bipartisan legislation to safeguard tribal items (U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich) 6/21/17

H.R.1274

Title: State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act.

H.R.1650

See Also: S.684

Title: National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act.

H.R.2035

See Also: S.876

Title: Tribal Adoption Parity Act.

News Articles: Adoption fairness bill: Bipartisan legislation for tribal special needs children (Indian Country Today) 4/16/17

H.R.2083

Title: Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act. See SEC. 5. TREATY RIGHTS OF FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBES.

News Articles: Columbia tribe's chair testifies for sea lion management bill (Northwest Sportsman) 6/8/17

H.R.2330

Title: Yurok Tribe Klamath River Chinook Salmon Emergency Disaster Assistance Act of 2017.

H.R.2987

Title: 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017 (See SEC. 203 6, 12, 13)

News Articles: McCain & bipartisan group of senators reintroduce bill to expand national service opportunites for American youth and veterans (U.S. Senator John McCain) 6/22/17

H.R.3657

Title: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.

 

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