About the bill
Did you know that federal laws requiring the forced labor of Native Americans are still on the books?
Context and what the legislation does
The U.S. has had a rocky relationship with Native Americans through the centuries. A number of federal laws which were enacted during far more discriminatory periods remain on the books, even though they are no longer enforced.
The Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT) Act would repeal all or parts of 11 such federal laws. Among them:
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for South Dakota. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 18, 2019 but was never passed by the House.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Clarke Calls on Boehner and Pelosi to Protect Medicare”
— Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9] on Jun 5, 2015
What stakeholders are saying
Jul 10, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 17, 2019
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.
Oct 22, 2019
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 18, 2019
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. 2071 (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 S. 2071. 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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Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act, S. 2071, 116th Cong. (2019).
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