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S. 39 (115th): Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017

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A bill to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jon Tester

Sponsor. Senator for Montana. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Jan 5, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates S. 39 will add $35 million in new spending through 2022.


Jan 5, 2017

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

Feb 8, 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 22, 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.

S. 39 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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