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S. 343 (115th): RESPECT Act

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A bill to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Rounds

Sponsor. Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Feb 8, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

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.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Lankfords Office Releases 2017 Activity Report
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 2, 2018

NM Delegation Announces Senate Passage of Bill to Promote Preservation of Native American Languages
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] on Nov 30, 2017

NM Delegation Announces Senate Passage of Bill to Promote Preservation of Native American Languages
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] on Nov 30, 2017

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Feb 8, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 29, 2017
Ordered Reported

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.

May 24, 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. 343 (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. 343. 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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