US Senate Passes 11 Bills for Indian Country

Published June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today released the following statement after 11 Indian bills were approved by the U.S. Senate.

“The bills we passed today continue to demonstrate the Senate’s commitment to work in a bipartisan manner on Native American priorities,” said Hoeven. “From boosting economic development, providing veterans housing assistance, to enhancing tribal self-governance and self-determination, these 11 pieces of legislation will help improve the quality of life throughout Indian country.”

The 11 bills the Senate passed today are:

·        S. 46, the Klamath Tribe Judgement Fund Repeal Act;

·        S. 50, the Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act;

·        S. 199, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act;

·        S. 209, the PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act;

·        S. 212, the Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019;

·        S. 216, the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act;

·        S. 224, 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. 256, the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act;

·        S. 257, the Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2019;

·        S. 294, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act; and

·        S. 832a bill to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865.

These bills will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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