To amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Length: 10 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on December 5, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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16 Cosponsors (13 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
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Jul 25, 2019
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Dec 5, 2019
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Dec 15, 2020
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H.R. 3977 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3977. 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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