S.982 | Not Invisible Act | 116th Congress #MMIW #MMIP #NotInvisible
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.982, the Not Invisible Act, on September 21, 2020. S.982 establishes a commission requiring the federal government to work with American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of trafficking and family members of those who have gone missing or murdered. It also increases coordination among law enforcement agencies and improves tribal access to national databases in order to keep better track of loved ones who go missing or are victims of crimes. The bill cleared the House under a suspension of the rules. Since it already passed the U.S. Senate, it can be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. The Not Invisible Act is the first bill to be introduced and passed by all four tribal citizens who serve in the U.S. Congress.
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