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Rep. McCollum urges tribes to 'adopt' all members of Congress


Every tribe should "adopt" a member of Congress in order to keep lawmakers informed of the issues facing their people, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) said at the State of Indian Nations on Thursday.

McCollum, who serves as the co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, noted that there are 567 federally recognized tribes. That's more than enough to cover all 435 members of the House and 100 in the Senate.

"Pick one," McCollum said as she provided a Congressional response to the speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. "Share the voices and the stories of your people, educate their staff, invite them out to visit your nation."


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