February 6, 2019

Indian Affairs Committee Passes Three Bills For Indian Country

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, announced that the Committee passed three pieces of legislation for Indian Country today.


“Today the Committee passed legislation to preserve Native American languages, provide housing vouchers for homeless Native Veterans and promote economic development,” said Hoeven. “The Committee’s passage of these three bills demonstrates our commitment to advancing important tribal legislation and I look forward to continuing this bipartisan work to move Indian Country forward.”


Since the start of the 116th Congress, the Indian Affairs Committee has passed 15 bills.


The three bills passed by the Committee today are:

S. 256    A bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
S. 257    A bill to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Native American veterans, and for other purposes.
S. 294    A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.