H.J.Res. 40 (111th): Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009

Mar 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-33.
Joe Baca
Representative for California's 43rd congressional district
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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 62 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Signed by the President
Oct 08, 2008

H.J.Res. 20 (Related)
Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2009


This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on June 26, 2009.

Introduced Mar 12, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2009
Passed House Jun 02, 2009
Passed Senate Jun 09, 2009
Signed by the President Jun 26, 2009
Full Title

To honor the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the United States, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jun 02, 2009 7:12 p.m.
Passed 385/0


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6/26/2009--Public Law.
Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009 - Makes specified findings, including that the Friday immediately succeeding Thanksgiving Day of each year would be an appropriate day to designate as Native American Heritage Day.
Encourages the people of the United States, as well as federal, state, and local governments and interested groups and organizations, to honor Native Americans with appropriate activities to observe Native American Heritage Day, including regarding: (1) the historical status of Native American tribal governments and the present day status of Native Americans; (2) Native American cultures, traditions, and languages; and (3) the rich Native American cultural legacy that all Americans enjoy today.

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