Last updated: March 20, 2019

Passed Legislation (by date)

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 -ADDED 3/20/19

See Also: H.R.1806

Title: A bill to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and fossilized ivory products, and for other purposes.

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

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: To protect the legal production, purchase, and possession of marijuana by Indian tribes, and for other purposes.

 

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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: To amend the duties of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to ensure FinCEN works with tribal law enforcement agencies, protects against all forms of terrorism, and focuses on virtual currencies.

 

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Education

H.R.1688 -ADDED 3/20/19

Title: To help provide relief to State education budgets during a recovery economy, to help fulfill the Federal mandate to provide higher educational opportunities for Native American Indians, 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 -ADDED 3/20/19

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.

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 sever 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 Freedman 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: To amend title 32, United States Code, to authorize the transfer of equipment and facilities from the Federal Government or a State, Tribal, or local government to the National Guard for purposes of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

 

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Health & Human Services

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: A bill to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service.

S.506

Title: A bill to support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose.

S.524

Title: A bill to establish the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, and for other purposes.

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: To amend section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development and implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to collaborate with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, urban Indian organization, and Native Hawaiian health care system in the state.

H.R.1351

Title: To amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime, and for other purposes.

H.R.1643

Title: To establish a grant program that provides grants to States, Territories of the United States, and Indian tribes for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs, and for other purposes.

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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: A bill to amend the Animal Health Protection Act to support State and Tribal efforts to develop and implement management strategies to address chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose populations, to support research regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further spread of the disease, and for other purposes.

S.790 -ADDED 3/20/19

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.

H.R.91

See Also: S.50

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

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: 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: 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.

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.1225

Title: To establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Education, and for other purposes.

H.R.1312

Title: To recognize tribal cooperation in the environmental review of proposed actions affecting the revised Yurok Reservation, 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: Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell (U.S. Senator Jon Tester) 1/8/19

 

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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 -ADDED 3/20/19

See Also: H.R.1694

Title: A bill to protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters.

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.R.292

Title: Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2019

 

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