Last updated: May 5, 2021


Passed Legislation (by date)


Proposed Legislation (by topic)

Business & Economics

s.981

Title: A bill to amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to ensure that federally recognized Indian Tribes are consulted before the sale or transfer of certain Federal civilian real properties, and for other purposes.

H.R.2208

Title: To restore an opportunity for tribal economic development on terms that are equal and fair, and for other purposes.

 

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Community Development

S.989/H.R.2271

Title: A bill to establish a Native American language resource center in furtherance of the policy set forth in the Native American Languages Act.

S.1471/H.R.2930 - ADDED 5/5/21

Title: To enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and for other purposes.

S.1402 - ADDED 5/5/21

Title: A bill to amend the Native American Languages Act to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages, and for other purposes.

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Education

S.Res.94

Title: A resolution designating the week beginning February 28, 2021, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week".

s.1396

Title: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish State and Indian Tribe grants for community colleges and grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions, and for other purposes.

H.R.505

Title: To expand opportunity for Native American children through additional options in education, and for other purposes.

H.R.2878 - ADDED 5/5/21

Title: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program.

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Federal Indian Relations

S.Res.54

Title: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.

s.314

Title: A bill to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act.

s.358

Title: A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the distribution of funds under the tribal transportation program, and for other purposes.

s.559

Title: A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.

s.1365

Title: A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a new Tribal priority window for the 2.5 gigahertz band, and for other purposes.

H.R.1416

Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs.

H.R.1688

Title: To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

H.R.2644

Title: To provide direct funding to local, Tribal, and territorial governments to establish Green New Deal programs and initiatives, and for other purposes.

H.R.2809

Title: To authorize the President to provide disaster assistance to States and Indian Tribes under a major disaster recovery program, and for other purposes.

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Health & Human Services

s.144/h.r.667

Title: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California, and for other purposes.

s.325

Title: A bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

s.1397

Title: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, and for other purposes.

H.R.437

Title: To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to Alaska Native elders for determining eligibility for certain programs, and for other purposes.

H.R.439

Title: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a demonstration program to adapt the successful practices of providing foreign aid to underdeveloped economies to the provision of Federal economic development assistance to Native communities in similarly situated remote areas in the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R.588

Title: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.

H.R.912

Title: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes.

H.R.1047

Title: To allow certain State and Tribal permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural and Tribal communities, and for other purposes.

H.R.1373

Title: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require a Federal medical assistance percentage of 100 percent for urban Indian organizations, and for other purposes.

H.R.1566

Title: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that equitable distribution of assistance include equitable distribution to Indian tribes and tribal organizations and to increase amounts reserved for allotment to Indian tribes and tribal organizations under certain circumstances, and to provide for a Government Accountability Office report on child abuse and neglect in American Indian tribal communities.

H.R.1590

Title: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to add access to telecommunications and information services in Indian country and areas with high populations of Indian people to the universal service principle relating to access to such services in rural, insular, and high cost areas.

H.R.1620

Title: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021

H.R.1708

Title: To provide additional appropriations to the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.

H.R.1719

Title: To provide homelessness and supportive services assistance for Native Americans to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

H.R.1811

Title: To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize additional funding for planning, design, construction, modernization, and renovation of hospitals and outpatient health care facilities.

H.R.1859

Title: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to award grants to States, territories, political subdivisions of States and territories, Tribal governments, and consortia of Tribal governments to establish an unarmed 911 response program, and for other purposes.

H.R.1888

Title: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require a Federal medical assistance percentage of 100 percent for Indian health care providers, and for other purposes.

H.R.1939

Title: To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award additional funding through the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program of the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.

H.R.2739

Title: To amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime, and for other purposes.

H.R.2740

Title: To protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.

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Lands & Natural Resources

S.Res.141

Title: A resolution recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water access.

s.171/h.r.684

Title: To authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline.

s.371

Title: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to take certain land located in Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other purposes.

s.421

Title: A bill to amend the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.

s.548

Title: A bill to convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and for other purposes.

s.549

Title: A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and for other purposes.

s.1149

Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the depreciation rules for property used predominantly within an Indian reservation.

H.Res.320

Title: Recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water access.

s.550

Title: A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for other purposes.

s.648

Title: A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make a technical correction to the water rights settlement for Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, and for other purposes.

H.R.164

Title: To authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.

H.R.440

Title: To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes.

H.R.441

Title: To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and for other purposes.

H.R.443

Title: To convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and for other purposes.

H.R.478

Title: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to take certain land located in Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other purposes.

H.R.897

Title: To take certain lands in California into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and for other purposes.

H.R.1415

Title: To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian Tribes to further achievement of Tribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes.

H.R.1975

Title: To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.

H.R.2074

Title: To assist Tribal governments in the management of buffalo and buffalo habitat and for the reestablishment of buffalo on Indian lands.

H.R.2088

Title: To take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.

H.R.2402

Title: To transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the Army Corps of Engineers to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, and for other purposes.

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Tribal Recognition

H.R.1942

Title: To extend Federal recognition to the Waccamaw Indian People of Conway, South Carolina, and for other purposes.

H.R.1943

Title: To extend Federal recognition to the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of McColl, South Carolina.

H.R.2758

Title: To provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes.

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General Native American Affairs

S.Res.125

Title: A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

H.RES.322

Title: Expressing the Sense of Congress that the Eagle Staff shall be recognized as the first flag of the sovereign Native American Tribal nations and the first flag of the Americas, and to encourage programs promoting the cultural significance of the Eagle Staff.

H.R.1762

Title: Protecting Indian Tribes from Scams Act

 

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