Last updated: May 21, 2019

Passed Legislation (by date)

S.Res. 190

Title: A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2019, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

Sponsors: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]

Latest Major Action: Senate - 05/06/2019 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and passed without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.  (All Actions)

Summary:
In progress.

H.R.2030

Title: Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act

Sponsors: Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]

Latest Major Action: 04/16/2019 Became Public Law No: 116-14. (All Actions)  

Summary:
Passed Senate (04/09/2019)
Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to carry out the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan which was submitted to Congress on March 19, 2019, by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Interior must execute the plan without delay and operate applicable Colorado River System reservoirs accordingly.

News Articles: Trump signs bill endorsing Colorado River drought plan (USA Today) 4/16/19, Cronkite News: Congress passes Colorado River drought plan that includes tribes (Indianz) 4/9/19

S.Res. 37

Title: A resolution designating the week beginning February 3, 2019, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week".

See Also: H.Res.104

Sponsors: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]

Latest Major Action: Senate - 01/31/2019 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.  (All Actions)

Summary:
Passed Senate (01/31/2019) This resolution designates the week beginning on February 3, 2019, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.


Proposed Legislation (by topic)

Business & Economics

S.212

Title: Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019.

News Articles: Committee passes two Hoeven tribal economic development bills (U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs) 1/29/19

S.294

Title: Native American Business Incubators Program Act.

News Articles: Udall, Heinrich, Warren, Cortez Masto, Smith work to expand entrepeneurship in Indian Country (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 1/31/19

S.804

See Also: H.R.1806

Title: Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act.

News Articles: Alaska delegation moves to protect Native craftsmen (U.S. Congressman Don Young) 3/15/19

S.1232

Title: RECLAIM Act of 2019

S.1482 - ADDED 5/21

Title: A bill to establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal governments and other entities, and for other purposes.

H.R.759

Title: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Setttlement Act.

News Articles: Committee passes two Hoeven tribal economic development bills (U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs) 1/29/19

H.R.1416

Title: Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act of 2019

H.R.1937

Title: Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019

H.R.2017

Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the Indian employment credit.

 

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Community Development

S.256

See Also: H.R.912

Title: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act.

News Articles: New Mexico delegation leads introduction of bipartisan bicameral bill to reauthorize Native American language programs (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 1/31/19

S.582

See Also: H.R.1414

Title: FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019.

 

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Education

S.279

Title: Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act.

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold legislative hearing on three bills (Indian Country Today) 4/29/19, Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19

S.1161

Title: Native Educator Support and Training Act

H.R.1688

Title: Native American Indian Education Act

H.R.2599

Title: To amend the Public Health Service Act to require State educational agencies and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy and school threat assessment team policy, and for other purposes.

 

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Federal Indian Relations

S.Res. 52

Title: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.

S.46

Title: Klamath Tribe Judgement Fund Repeal Act.

S.832

See Also: H.R.1803

Title: To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of American the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865.

News Articles: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold legislative hearing on three bills (Indian Country Today) 4/29/19, Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19

S.982

Title: Not Invisible Act of 2019

S.1216

Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the depreciation rules for property used predominantly within an Indian reservation.

H.R.558

See Also: S.126

Title: Native American Millennium Challenge Demonstration Act.

H.R.779

See Also: S.226

Title: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2019.

News Articles: Sens. Moran, Daines introduce Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (U.S. Senator Jerry Moran) 1/28/19

H.R.1050

Title: ANTIQUITIES Act.

News Articles: Pieces of Haaland's first bill become law as part of Public Lands Package (Native News Online) 3/13/19

H.R.1514

Title: To server United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedmen disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979, Creek Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R.1638

Title: Building Success for Youth ChalleNGe Act

H.R.2031

Title: PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act.

News Articles: Rep. Haaland introduces bipartisan Progress for Indian Tribes Act (Native News Online) 4/4/19

H.R.2128

Title: Tribal TANF Fairness Act of 2019.

H.R.2496

Title: Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act.

H.R.2484

Title: Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act of 2019.

 

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Health & Human Services

S.Res.144

Title: A resolution designating May 5, 2019, as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls".

S.207

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

News Articles: Senate Committee passes Barrasso bill to improve safety on tribal roads (U.S. Senator John Barrasso) 1/29/19

S.210

Title: Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2019.

S.211

Title: SURVIVE Act.

S.227

Title: Savanna's Act.

News Articles: Bill to require tracking of missing Native women advances (U.S. News) 1/30/19, House committee considers bill creating task force on missing, murdered Indigenous women (MPR News) 1/29/19

S.229

Title: Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act.

News Articles: New bill seeks to protect Native American communities affected by government shutdown (WBAL) 2/2/19

S.257

Title: Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2019.

News Articles: Legislation to provide housing for homeless veterans in Indian Country passes Committee (Native News Online) 2/7/19, Udall, Tester, Hoeven, Isakson fight to curb veteran homelessness in Indian Country (Los Alamos Daily Post) 1/31/19

S.305

Title: Tribal Adoption Parity Act.

S.336

Title: Studying the Missing and Murdered Indian Crisis Act of 2019.

S.498

Title: Assessment of the Indian Health Service Act of 2019.

S.506

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

S.524

Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019.

S.954

Title: POWER Act

S.1001

Title: Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhacement Act.

S.1180

See Also: H.R.2316

Title: Urban Indian Health Parity Act.

News Articles: Udall, Lujan, New Mexico delegation introduce legislation to address health disaparities for Native Americans living in urban areas off the reservation (Native News Online) 4/16/19

S.1181

Title: Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act.

S.1211

Title: Addressing Underdeveloped and Tribally Operated Streets Act.

S.1307

Title: A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve nutrition in tribal areas, and for other purposes.

S.1329

See Also: H.R.2549

Title: A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that equitable distribution of assistance include equitable distribution in Indian tribes and tribal organizations and to increase amounts reserved for allotment to Indian tribes and tribal organizations under certain circumstances, and to provide for a Government Accountability Office report on child abuse and neglect in American Indian tribal communities.

S.1365

Title: Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2019.

News Articles: Warren, Cummings, and more than 95 Colleagues in Senate and House Reintroduce Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic (U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren) 5/8/19

H.Res.278

Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to recognize the crisis of violence against Native women.

H.R.195

Title: Pay our Doctors Act of 2019.

H.R.958

See Also: S.290

Title: Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act.

H.R.1151

See Also: S.445

Title: Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act.

H.R.1191

See Also: S.467

Title: Native American Suicide Prevention Act of 2019.

H.R.1351

Title: SURVIVE Act.

H.R.1585

Title: Violence Against Women Reauthoriziation Act of 2019.

News Articles: VAWA bill would create limited 'Indian Country' for 5 Alaska tribe (Alaska Public Media) 4/3/19, Haaland introduces VAWA amendments to combat missing and murdered indigenous women crisis (Congresswoman Deb Haaland) 4/2/19, House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (Indianz) 4/1/19

H.R.1643

Title: PrEP Assitance Program Act.

H.R.2029

Title: Studying the Missing and Murdered Indian Crisis Act of 2019.

 

H.R.2438

Title: Not Invisible Act of 2019.

News Articles: Rep. Haaland leads historic bill to increase focus on missing and murdered indigenous women (Native News Online) 5/2/19

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Lands & Natural Resources

S.216

Title: Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compenstation Act

S.224

See Also: H.R.933

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.689

Title: Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act.

S.790

Title: A bill to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993, and for other purposes.

News Articles: Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement (Indianz) 5/3/19, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold legislative hearing on three bills (Indian Country Today) 4/29/19, Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19, Catawba tribe wants to open a casino near Charlotte. Cherokees call it a 'land grab' (Myrtle Beach Online) 3/22/19

S.1079

Title: Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

News Articles: 'Enough is Enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump (Indianz) 4/9/19, Udall, Heinrich, Lujan, Haaland introduce legislation to protect Chaco Canyon Area (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 4/9/19

S.1207

Title: Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019

News Articles: Bill in Congress would resolve large Utah water rights claim (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 4/23/19, Navajo Nation Council commends introduction of Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act (Native News Online) 4/16/19, Romney, McSally, Sinema introduce legislation to settle water rights for Navajo Nation in Utah (UtahPolicy.com) 4/15/19

H.R.91

See Also: S.50

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

News Articles: Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19, After 3 years, federal bill to fix Columbia River tribal fishing sites could become law (The Oregonian) 4/26/19

H.R.184

Title: Winnebago Land Transfer Act of 2019

H.R.274

Title: Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2019

H.R.312

Title: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act

News Articles: Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cromwell: H.R.312 is not about Senator Elizabth Warren (Native News Online) 5/13/19, 'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (Indianz) 5/8/19, Key house committee approves Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation bill (Native News Online) 5/2/19, Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19, Witness list for hearing on tribal homelands and tribal consulation bills (Indianz) 4/2/19, House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix (Indianz) 3/29/19, Democrats plan to vote against homelands bill for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (Indianz) 3/25/19, House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (Indianz) 3/22/19, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust (Indianz) 3/19/19, Aquinnah tribe objects to Keating bill (Cape Cod Times) 1/28/19, Masphee tribe's casino land bill re-introduced in Congress (South Coast Today) 1/9/19

H.R.317

Title: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019

News Articles: Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19, Chumash reintroduces legislation to place Camp 4 into federal trust (Santa Ynez Valley Star) 1/9/19

H.R.375

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.

News Articles: 'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (Indianz) 5/8/19, Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19, Witness list for hearing on tribal homelands and tribal consulation bills (Indianz) 4/2/19, House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix (Indianz) 3/29/19

H.R.396

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

H.R.453

Title: Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act

H.R.644

Title: Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019

H.R.733

See Also: S.199

Title: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act

H.R.729

Title: Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act

H.R.871

Title: Bears Ears Expansion and Respect for Sovereignty Act

News Articles: Bennet, more than 100 members of Congress reintroduce ANTIQUITIES Act to protect America's national monuments from unlawful attacks (U.S. Senator Michael Bennet) 2/7/19, A House bill would expand Bears Ears to 1.9 million acres (Pacific Standard) 1/31/19

H.R.1031

Title: Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2019.

H.R.1146

Title: Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act.

News Articles: Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (Indianz) 4/29/19

H.R.1225

Title: Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act.

H.R.1312

Title: Yurok Lands Act of 2019.

H.R.1388

Title: Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019 .

News Articles: House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (Indianz) 3/22/19

H.R.2156

Title: RECLAIM Act of 2019

H.R.2459

Title: Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019

H.R.2607

Title: To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.

H.R.2717 - ADDED 5/21/19

Title: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the San Felipe Pueblo certain Federal land in Sandoval County, New Mexico, and for other purposes.

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Tribal Recognition

H.R.297

See Also: S.51

Title: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019

News Articles: Montana Tribe Recognition bill passes US House (U.S. News) 3/27/19, The struggle of the Little Shell Tribe (The Week) 3/23/19, House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (Indianz) 3/22/19, Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell (U.S. Senator Jon Tester) 1/8/19

H.R.1964

See Also: S.1368

Title: Lumbee Recognition Act

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General Native American Affairs

S.Res.100

See Also: H.Res.173

Title: A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

S.209

Title: PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act

S.739

See Also: H.R.1694

Title: Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019

News Articles: Udall, Lujan introduce bicameral Native American Voting Rights Act (Native News Online) 3/13/19

H.Res.139

Title: Supporting goals and ideals of International Mother Language Day in bringing attention to the importance of preserving linguistic and cultural heritage through education.

H.Res.316

Title: Promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2019, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

H.R.292

Title: Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2019

 

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Rep. Haaland leads historic bill to increase focus on missing and murdered indigenous women (Native News Online) 5/2/19

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