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H.R. 2031 (116th): PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act

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Since 1975, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act has allowed Native American tribes to self-govern through many programs and services that were previously administered federally. The PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act, which stands for Practical Reforms and Other Goals to Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination, makes some technical and bureaucratic tweaks and reforms to further expand tribes’ right to self-governance.

“Self-governance has been extraordinarily beneficial for Tribes to manage successful programs with the flexibility to utilize federal funds in a way that best fits the needs of their communities. Tribes are their own best stewards,” Rep. Haaland said in a press release. “However, serious gaps continue to exist that hinder the full exercise of Tribal self-governance.”

The Senate passed it by voice vote on June …

Sponsor and status

Debra Haaland

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 2, 2019
Length: 66 pages
Apr 2, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was enacted as:

S. 209: PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 21, 2020. (compare text)

14 Cosponsors (11 Democrats, 3 Republicans)



Apr 2, 2019

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Jul 16, 2019
Considered by For Indigenous Peoples of the United States

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H.R. 2031 (116th) 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 H.R. 2031. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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