Category Archives: Native American Matters

H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “…extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe—Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian […]

H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act Brief – H.R.1242 establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, […]

H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains its intent “To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from […]

H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution Brief – The bill Supports efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally. Whereas this resolution may be cited as the […]

H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution Brief – The bill Supports efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally. Whereas this resolution may be cited as the […]

H.R.470 – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.R.470 – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015 Brief – Congress finds that certain National Forest System land in the State of Georgia consists of isolated tracts that are inefficient to manage or have lost their principal value for National Forest purposes; the disposal of that […]

H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution Brief – The bill Supports efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally. Whereas this resolution may be cited as the […]

S.2848 – Water Resources Development Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 16, 2016 S.2848 – Water Resources Development Act of 2016 Brief – CRS explains: “This bill authorizes, deauthorizes, and revises various U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resources development and conservation projects, feasibility studies, and relationships with nonfederal project sponsors. It revises and sets forth requirements for reservoirs operations, flood […]