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Tribal Law and Order Act Awaits Presidential Signature July 22nd, 2010

native Am womenThe Tribal Law and Order Act was passed by the House on July 21!

H.R. 725, which includes both the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act and the Tribal Law and Order Act passed the House under suspension of the rules by a roll call vote with a 2/3 majority (326 yeas). This strong bipartisan support is welcome, particularly given the partisan atmosphere that has come to characterize both the House and the Senate.

The bill enjoyed bipartisan support in the House as it did in the Senate, and now awaits the president’s signature to become law.

The Tribal Law and Order Act (H.R. 1924), developed in consultation with Native Americans, takes steps to improve public safety across Indian Country, where the average crime rate is 2.5 times the national average. The Friends Committee on National Legislation was very active in promoting the legislation, coordinating advocacy through letters and visits. The Oblate JPIC Office actively supported passage of this bill and is delighted with the bill’s passage.

More information on the legislation is available on the FCNL website.

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