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H.R. 2930: Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021

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To enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Teresa Leger Fernandez

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Length: 40 pages
Apr 30, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 2, 2021

This bill passed in the House on December 2, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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24 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 6 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Leger Fernndez Passes Bill to Protect Sacred Tribal Cultural Patrimony
    — Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez [D-NM3] (Sponsor) on Dec 2, 2021

the daily leader: thursday, december 2, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 2, 2021

the daily leader: wednesday, december 1, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 1, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2930 will add $18 million in new spending through 2031.


Apr 30, 2021

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Oct 13, 2021
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Nov 26, 2021
Text Published

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Dec 1, 2021
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Dec 2, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2930 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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