Federal - S 257

Tribal HUD–VASH Act of 2019

Introduced

January 29, 2019

Description

A bill to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans, and for other purposes.

Our Position

Support

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 9

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  • May 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Smith, (D-Minn.)
  • March 28, 2019 — Reported to the Senate by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 116-21Congressional Record p. S2087

  • March 27, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Sullivan, (R-Alaska)
  • Feb. 12, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cramer, (R-N.D.)
  • Feb. 7, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Warren, (D-Mass.)
  • Feb. 6, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

    Feb. 6, 2019 — Committee Vote: En Bloc Measures — Vote to Report

    Approve, en bloc, the following:

    • S 256, to change the requirements for numbers of students in Native American community language learning programs that receive federal grants, and expand the time limits for these grants. The bill would authorize $13 million for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
    • S 257, to provide rental assistance to homeless or at-risk Native American veterans. It would direct the secretaries of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs to use at least 5 percent of the funding available for the Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program to provide grants to eligible Native American veterans for housing assistance.
    • S 294, that would direct the Interior secretary to establish a program in the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development to provide grants for economic incubators to foster economic development on Native American reservations. It would make Indian tribes, tribal colleges, other higher education institutions, and nonprofits eligible for the grants. The bill would authorize $5,000,000 annually for the program for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
    • A funding resolution for committee expenses for the 116th Congress.

    Approve, en bloc, the following:

    • S 256, to change the requirements for numbers of students in Native American community language learning programs that receive federal grants, and expand the time limits for these grants. The bill would authorize $13 million for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
    • S 257, to provide rental assistance to homeless or at-risk Native American veterans. It would direct the secretaries of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs to use at least 5 percent of the funding available for the Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program to provide grants to eligible Native American veterans for housing assistance.
    • S 294, that would direct the Interior secretary to establish a program in the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development to provide grants for economic incubators to foster economic development on Native American reservations. It would make Indian tribes, tribal colleges, other higher education institutions, and nonprofits eligible for the grants. The bill would authorize $5,000,000 annually for the program for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
    • A funding resolution for committee expenses for the 116th Congress.
    • Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (en bloc) by voice vote.

  • Feb. 5, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Cantwell, (D-Wash.)Daines, (R-Mont.)
  • Jan. 29, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    Hoeven, (R-N.D.)Isakson, (R-Ga.)Udall, (D-N.M.)
  • Jan. 29, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Indian Affairs.Congressional Record p. S742