April 26, 2016

Senate Passes NATIVE Act to Increase Tourism in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), praised the Senate’s passage of S. 1579, Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act).
The bill was sponsored by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), with several bipartisan cosponsors.  It passed out of the SCIA on Oct. 7, 2015, and will now go to the House of Representatives for consideration.
“Expanding local tourism to include tribes is a great way for Americans to learn about Native culture, history, and traditions,” said Chairman Barrasso. “The Senate has passed legislation that will boost local tribal economies. It is supported by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of Wyoming, and I hope to see it pass the House soon.”