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H.R. 1169: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act

To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Ben Luján

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Feb 16, 2017


Introduced on Feb 16, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 16, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


20% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

S. 254 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Nov 29, 2017


Feb 16, 2017

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Ordered Reported

Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1169 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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