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S. 2165: Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2019

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A bill to enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Martin Heinrich

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2019
Length: 22 pages
Jul 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Jul 29, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 29, 2020.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Indian Affairs Committee Advances Bills Focused on Health, Safety, Energy, and Cultural Repatriation
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 31, 2020

Udall Holds Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on Water Infrastructure, Cultural Patrimony Bills
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2020

Murkowski Calls to Advance Alaska Specific Legislation During Senate Indian Affairs Hearing
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2020

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Jul 18, 2019

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

Jun 24, 2020
Considered by Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 29, 2020
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.

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S. 2165 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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