Legislation & Committee Meetings
Advocacy centers on being informed, and having a clear sense of issues and concerns of interest. The TBird Team, located in DC, and on the Hill everyday, works hard to keep its clients and friends fully informed on the happenings in Washington, DC. This page is a testament to that dedication, and is frequently updated to keep viewers "in the know!".
Official Short Title: Native American Indian Education Act
Official Title: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to fulfill the Federal mandate to provide higher educational opportunities for Native American Indians.
Companion Measure: H.R. 1528 (Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO))
Official Short Title: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017
Official Title: To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.
Official Short Title: American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017
Official Title: To empower federally recognized Indian tribes to accept restricted fee tribal lands, and for other purposes.
Official Short Title: AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017
Official Title: A bill to amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants.
Official Short Title: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017
Official Title: To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal sources, and for other purposes.