Heitkamp’s first Senate bill proposes Commission on Native American Children
BISMARCK — The first bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since taking office in January would create a commission to study poverty, child abuse, drug abuse and other issues facing Native American children and recommend ways to improve services to them.
Heitkamp, D-N.D., a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced the bipartisan bill Wednesday with fellow committee member Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
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