Key Votes

2013 All Indigenous Peoples Key Votes

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11/20 NA H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222) 11/20 NA H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221) 11/20 NA H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226) 11/20 NA H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 228) 11/20 NA HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House (228 - 192) 11/05 WI AB 297 Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16) 10/15 WI AB 297 Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names Bill Passed - House (52 - 41) 7/01 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 5) 6/28 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots by Agreement Bill Passed - House (41 - 19) 6/27 CA AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11) 5/02 CA AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - House (41 - 12) 4/10 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4) 2/28 NA S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (286 - 138) 2/12 NA S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22)

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