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'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
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'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)

A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
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Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill (April 17, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda
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Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda (June 21, 2017)

A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills
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Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent
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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent (May 31, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
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Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)

Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting (February 9, 2017)

Members of the panel are hoping bipartisanship wins the day even as Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills (February 6, 2017)

The committee is set to advance a slew of bills that address economic development, employment, Native languages, water rights and other issues.

Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country
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Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (July 19, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is heading to Bismarck, North Dakota, in August.