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S. 256: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act


A bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Tom Udall

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 29, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2019.

Law
Pub.L. 116-101
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Legislation to Reauthorize Native American Language Programs Becomes Law
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Sponsor) on Dec 21, 2019

Members of Congress and Advocates Celebrate Passage of Bill to Revitalize Native Languages
    — Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4] on Dec 9, 2019

New Mexico Delegation Praises Passage of Legislation to Safeguard Native Languages
    — Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1] on Dec 10, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 256 will add $51 million in new spending through 2024.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 912: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act

Introduced on Jan 30, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 29, 2019
 
Introduced

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Feb 6, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 25, 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.

Jun 27, 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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 9, 2019
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 20, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 256 is 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. 256. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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