A bill 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
Sponsor. Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 29, 2017 but was never passed by the House.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
7 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Udall Presides at Indian Affairs Hearing on the Revitalization of Native Languages”
— Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] (Sponsor) on Aug 23, 2018
“NM Delegation Announces Senate Passage of Bill to Promote Preservation of Native American Languages”
— Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 30, 2017
What stakeholders are saying
Feb 1, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 8, 2017
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Apr 4, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Nov 29, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S. 254 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 254. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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