Evening briefs in Indian Country - Headlines from May 13, 2021
May 14, 2021
100 days on Capitol Hill
Indigenous lawmakers have been in office for more than 100 days. What have they accomplished so far?
The five Indigenous voting members of Congress all serve in the House, and most are Republicans. Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Yvette Herrell (R-NM), Kai Kahele (D-HI), and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) have worked through national and state hurdles of the last few months.
On major pieces of legislation like the American Rescue Plan, the Indigenous members of Congress voted along party lines, with the Republicans opposing the legislation and the Democrats supporting it.