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The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the primary Congressional Committee handling legislation affecting Native Americans. The Senate Committee site contains a Legislative Update on legislation introduced by Congress - providing information on all current bills before Congress, including full text of the bill, bill status, hearings, reports, and other information. The site also includes information on:

Resources on pending Indian legislation

The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the primary Congressional Committee handling legislation affecting Native Americans. This site contains information such as Legislative Update - information on all current bills before the committee, including full text of the bill, bill status, hearings, reports, and other information.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources (Native American Affairs) is the House counterpart to the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. However, the House has not determined that Indian Affairs rates a full committee - or even a subcommittee. Instead, the full committee handles all Native American issues. Not surprisingly, this site contains very limited information concerning proposed legislation in the House affecting Native Americans.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) provides information concerning pending federal legislation includes comprehensive information on Issues in Indian Country, including sections concerning specific issues such as Legislative Updates and NCAI News, Issues, Resolutions, a National Calendar, and Tribal Directories

Congressional Information concerning Indian Housing Issues is provided on the Legislative News section of the web site of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC).

Congressional Information concerning Proposed Amendments to the Indian Child Welfare Act and other Indian Child Welfare Issues is provided on the web site of the National American Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA).

 The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC., has a Native American Legislative Update Section.

Indianz.Com publishes two to three features on news worthy issues and/or other topics of interest daily. You can read stories on a wide range of topics, including legislation, court decisions, health issues, and politics.

LEGI\X Company is an advocacy and lobbing group with up to date news on Appropriations & Budget, Environment, Gaming, Housing, Political & Legislative, Social & General, Tax & Economic Development, How to Contact Congress, and Links to Important Sites.

General Congressional Resources

Thomas is a service of the U.S. Congress through the Library of Congress (Named after Thomas Jefferson) which includes comprehensive and up-to-date information on the United States Congress, including sections on Congress Now, Bills, the Congressional Record, Committee Information, the Legislative Process, and Historical Documents. Thomas also includes an excellent explanation of The Legislative Process.

The official web site of the United States Senate offers:.

  • Last Major Action - Obtain a list of all bills with Major Actions on the specified date.
  • Bills Introduced - Obtain a list of all bills introduced on the specified date.
  • Congressional Record - See the printed, and substantially verbatim account of proceedings in the Senate for the date specified.
  • Roll Call Votes - Go to a table of all Roll Call Votes this year. The most recent votes are listed at the top.

The official web site of the U.S. House of Representatives offers:

Contacting the Congress has a very up-to-date database for contacting individual members of Congress.

Roll Call is a Congressional newspaper that has extensive information on the current Congress, politics, and current Congressional issues.

The Hill is a non-partisan, non-ideological weekly newspaper that describes the inner workings of Congress, the pressures confronting policy makers and the many ways -- often unpredictable -- in which decisions are made.

 

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