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Passed Senate amended (09/29/2016)

Protection of the Right of Tribes to stop the Export of Cultural and Traditional Patrimony Resolution or the PROTECT Patrimony Resolution

(Sec. 4) Condemns the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items.

Calls upon the Departments of the Interior, State, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Justice to consult with Native Americans in addressing these practices, to take affirmative action to stop these practices, and to secure repatriation of tribal cultural items.

Supports the efforts of the Government Accountability Office to determine the scope of illegal trafficking in tribal cultural items and to discuss with Native Americans and others the steps required to end such trafficking.

Expresses support for restrictions on the export of tribal cultural items.