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Bill to try to improve Native American children's lives closer to becoming law


WASHINGTON -- A federal bill that would create a commission to explore issues facing Native American children is closer to becoming law after it unanimously passed the House on Monday.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., passed the Senate unanimously last year. As the House made minor changes, the Senate will need to sign off on this version before it heads to President Barack Obama’s desk, she said.

“One of the concerns that I have is the lack of time to get this done in this Congress, but we’re going to push as hard as we can to make it happen,” she said in an interview. “But this is clearly a very, very positive step.”


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