In today’s Quickie we’re going to look at three different bills or groupings of bills that represent the array of legislation that exists. Something old, something big and something new. At the end I’ll run through several bills that should be on everyone’s radar and we’ll link some helpful ways to advocate in show notes and on Substack. In terms of structure, I’ll provide a summary of the bill, tell you who’s behind it and who’s not, where it stands, what it does, what it theoretically costs and what’s at stake.
The 117th Congress: 00:04:39
Quickie One: A Two-Fer for First Nations 00:10:14
Quickie Two: The bare fucking minimum. 00:14:20
Coffee Break 00:19:22
Quickie Three: Reefer Madness 00:20:29
Post Show Musings: 00:33:31
GovTrack: Statistics and Historical Comparison
Congress.gov: H.R.1688 - Native American Child Protection Act
Indian Country Today: House passes Gallego and Young bill to protect Native American children
Congress.gov: H.R.1996 - SAFE Banking Act of 2021
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