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H.R. 2438 (116th): Not Invisible Act of 2020

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Native American rates of murder, rape, and violent crime are all higher than the national averages. The Not Invisible Act creates a new position within the Interior Department dealing specifically with murder, trafficking, and missing Native Americans, and forms a new joint advisory committee between the Interior and Justice Departments on those issues.

“Every woman deserves to feel safe, but women in Native communities are going missing without a trace,” Rep. Haaland said in a press release. “The congressional members of federally recognized tribes are stepping up for our communities by working to set up an advisory board that is specifically focused on finding solutions to address this silent crisis,” referring to the bill being cosponsored by Native American Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK4), Sharice Davids (D-KS3), and Markwayne …

Sponsor and status

Debra Haaland

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

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 14 pages
May 1, 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. 982: Not Invisible Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 2020. (compare text)

60 Cosponsors (52 Democrats, 8 Republicans)



May 1, 2019

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Mar 11, 2020
Ordered Reported

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Sep 16, 2020
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 2438 (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. 2438. 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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