Senate passes bills supporting Native American interests

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 productive ne...