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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/27/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
04/16/2019Referred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
03/27/2019Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/2019Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 03/27/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 06/24/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 02/03/2020

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources03/27/2019 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States04/16/2019 Referred to
House Education and Labor03/27/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/27/2019)

Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019

This bill makes several revisions related to economic development for Native American communities.

Specifically, the bill establishes duties for the Office of Native American Business Development, including (1) advising the Department of Commerce regarding the relationship between the United States and Indian tribes; and (2) serving as the point of contact for tribes, tribal organizations, and members of tribes regarding economic development and doing business in Indian lands.

The bill also requires coordination between Commerce, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of the Treasury to support economic development in Native American communities.

Under the bill, assistance from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund benefiting Native American institutions does not require matching funds.

The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use Native American labor and purchase Native American industry products, unless Interior or HHS determines it would be impracticable and unreasonable to do so. Among other requirements, HHS and Interior must conduct outreach to Indian industrial entities in the implementation of enterprise development.

Additionally, the bill authorizes the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to provide financial assistance to Native American community development financial institutions. ANA must give priority for financial assistance to applicants whose programs seek to develop (1) tribal codes and court systems relating to economic development, (2) tribal business structures, (3) community development financial institutions, or (4) tribal master plans for community and economic development and infrastructure.