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Senate Indian Affairs Panel OKs Victim Assistance Bill

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 3:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee has passed through a bipartisan bill that the committee’s chairman, who proposed the legislation, said on Wednesday would go toward strengthening resources for Native American victims of crimes.

In September, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced S.1870, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that he said would increase resources for assisting tribal victims. Hoeven said in a Wednesday announcement that the committee vote to move the bill to the full Senate was...
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