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!".
S.498 - Assessment of the Indian Health Service Act of 2019: Sponsor: Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD). A bill to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service.
S. 336 - Studying the Missing and Murdered Indian Crisis Act of 2019: Sponsor Senator John Tester (D-MT). A bill to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report on the response of law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered Indians.
S. 290 - Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act: Sponsor: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). A bill to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.
S. 294 - Native American Business Incubators Program Act: Sponsor: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.
S. 207 - A bill to enhance tribal road safety, and for other purposes: Sponsor: Senator John Barrasso (R-WY).
S. 210 - Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2019: Sponsor: Senator John Hoeven (R-ND). A bill to amend the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancement in public safety services to Indian communities, and for other purposes.
S. 226 - Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2019: Sponsor: Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). A bill to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian Tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.
S. 209 - PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act: Sponsor: Senator John Hoeven (R-SD). A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
S. 212 - Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019: Sponsor Senator John Hoeven (R-SD). A bill to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities.