The Basics

The bill, the summary, co-sponsors and status

The Senate Bill is S. 2907, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren and 13 original co-sponsors. Don’t see your Senator there? Send them a note!

There are 15 co-sponsors as of October 11 — Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
Here they are, organized by state.

Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA]*
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*
Sen. Hirono, Mazie [D-HI]
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]*
Sen. Markey, Edward [D-MA]*
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]*
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]*
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]*
Sen. Rosen, Jacklyn [D-NV]
Sen. Booker, Cory [D-NJ]*
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]*
Sen. Lujan, Ben [D-NM]*
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]*
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]*

Here is the text of the bill. The official summary is not completed yet (October 7). Here is the summary provided by the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, which consulted closely with the authors on the wording of the bills.

Status: The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Is one of your Senators a member of the committee? Have they co-sponsored the bill yet?

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In the House, Representative Sharice Davids introduced H.R. 5444, identical to S. 2907, on September 30. The bill now has 26 co-sponsors. Here, they are organized by state.

Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* (Bill Co-Lead)
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]*
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2]*
Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]*
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]
Rep. Kahele, Kaiali’i [D-HI-2]*
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]*
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]*
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]
Rep. Leger Fernandez, Teresa [D-NM-3]*
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]*
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]*
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]*
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]*

Status:
October 7 – H.R. 5444 has been referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Education and Labor. Click the links to see whether your representative is on one of these committees. If so, it’s especially important to be in touch with them about this bill.