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Bill to Promote Safety on Indian Casino Reservations Introduced as Tribal Operators Forced to Defend IGRA

Katie Barlowe October 08, 2017
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The US Senate Indian Affairs Committee (IAC) introduced a bill Thursday that seeks to strengthen public safety on tribal reservations, addressing concerns that Indian communities experience some of the highest crime rates in the US, according to federal data.

The bill, introduced by IAC chairman, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), is co-sponsored by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and John Barrasso (R-WY).

“This bill enhances current law to ensure tribes have the tools to combat crime and keep their citizens safe and secure,” said Hoeven. 

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