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Bill to revoke Washington team's trademarks fails to move

Filed Under: National | Politics | Sports
More on: 113th, dc, football, house, mascots, racism, redskins

PostTV: Will it take an act of Congress to force Snyder to change the Redskins name?

A bill to revoke the trademarks of the Washington professional football team hasn't seen much action in the 113th Congress.

H.R.1278, the Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act, was introduced nearly a year ago. It has 19 co-sponsors but has failed to receive a hearing in the House despite mounting pressure on the team and the NFL.

Several lawmakers in the Washington region say the name should go but they don't think Congress should force the issue.

Get the Story:
Lawmakers say Redskins should change name without congressional strong arm (The Washington Post 2/11)
Oneida Indian Nation, Washington Redskins escalate war of words (The Syracuse Post-Standard 2/10)

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Sen. Cantwell and Rep. Cole blast racist DC football mascot (2/10)
NCAI ad urges Washington team to eliminate racist mascot (02/03)
ThinkProgress: Team brings in big guns to save racist mascot (01/31)
Oneida Nation leader meets UN official over racist mascot (01/24)

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