Senate passes bills supporting Native American interests


Last updated 11/23/2018 at 3:32pm

Spokane Tribe

The Spokane Tribe is one of the tribes directly affected by the new bills passed. Pictured is the Spokane Tribal Council: (l to r) Secretary Richard Tiger Peone, Chairwoman Carol Evans, Councilman Glenn Ford, Vice Chairman Greg Abrahamson, and Councilman Danny Kieffer.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Recently, the U.S. Senate passed several bills that support Native American interests.

One of these was passage of S. 2515, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals to Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act of 2018.

"This legislation works to correct the bureaucratic processes and procedures that the Department of the Interior Self-Governance program has imposed upon Tribes," said Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. "By cutting onerous red tape we can facilitate more productiv...

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