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House gears up for consideration of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act




Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) speaks at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference in San Diego, California, on October 19, 2015. Photo by Indianz.Com

The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act could come up for a vote in the House next week, Politico reports.

H.R.511 bars the National Labor Relations Board from asserting jurisdiction over tribes and their enterprises, mainly gaming facilities. It has the support of Republicans and key Democrats, including Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), the co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

"I am very proud of my record of standing up for the rights of workers and I have expectations that tribal governments will also respect workers' rights," McCollum said at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention in San Diego, California, last Monday.

The Senate version is S.248.

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