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S. 248 - Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015

Native Americans. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015

S. 248 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.
Other Titles
  • Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
  • Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
  • Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Sponsor
Jerry Moran
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Native Americans
  • Federal-Indian relations
  • Indian lands and resources rights
  • Labor-management relations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/22/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/22/2015
1/22/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
1/22/2015Introduced in Senate
4/29/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-105.
Put on a legislative calendar6/10/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.
9/10/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. With written report No. 114-140.
Put on a legislative calendar9/10/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 220.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

14 times as much
$358,176
$3,520,244
$132,591
$2,673,100
$2,075,038
$1,691,492
$10,450,641
$197,000
$295,445
$277,875
$770,320
42 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015

42 organizations supported this bill

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
Sharp, Fawn & Louie, Norma Jean (2015, June 12). Resolution #15 - 36: Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. 511, S.248) in the 114th Congress. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians .
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Barona Band of Mission Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Chickasaw Nation
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
Undersigned (2015, June 10). Coalition Letter Supporting Full Senate Consideration of S. 248, the "Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015". Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Coquille Indian Tribe
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Elk Valley Rancheria
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Undersigned (2015, June 10). Coalition Letter Supporting Full Senate Consideration of S. 248, the "Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015". Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Intertribal Timber Council
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Karuk Tribe
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National American Indian Housing Council
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Congress of American Indians
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Indian Gaming Association
National Indian Gaming Association (2015, July 31). Urge Congress to Support S.248 and H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from National Indian Gaming Association.
National Native American Bar Association
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Native American Contractors Association
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Navajo Nation
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Prairie Island Indian Community
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Pueblo of Laguna
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Shinnecock Indian Nation
Undersigned (2015, June 10). Coalition Letter Supporting Full Senate Consideration of S. 248, the "Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015". Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
tribal alliance of sovereign indian nations
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, R. Bruce (2015, January 27). US Chamber of Commerce Letter to Senator Moran. Retrieved January 27, 2015, from US Chamber of Commerce.
United South and Eastern Tribes
Undersigned (2015, April 29). Coalition Letter on S. 248, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Welch, Robert J. (2015, April 29). Testimony of Robert J. Welch at a Hearing on S. 248, Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). Coalition Letter Supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in the Senate. Retrieved November 16, 2016, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

3 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
Samuel, William (2015, June 3). Letter to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs urging them to vote against the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (S. 248). Retrieved June 3, 2015, from AFL-CIO.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (2016, July 15). Protect Worker's Rights, Family Sustaining Wages & Benefits. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
UNITE HERE
UNITE HERE! (2015, June 10). Senate Indian Affairs Committee To Vote on Bill That Strips American Workers of Rights on Tribal Lands. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from UNITE HERE!.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$44,450$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$128,640$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$15,275$34,750
John BarrassoRWY$49,450$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$58,900$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$30,400$6,000
Roy BluntRMO$98,250$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$59,000$10,000
John BoozmanRAR$136,043$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,200$5,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,450$28,170
Richard BurrRNC$65,900$0
Maria CantwellDWA$345,900$200
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$119,400$7,000
Ben CardinDMD$19,500$19,000
Tom CarperDDE$15,000$13,100
Bob CaseyDPA$46,550$35,400
Bill CassidyRLA$506,650$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$21,400$0
William Thad CochranRMS$201,754$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$65,250$1,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$31,700$10,000
Bob CorkerRTN$23,900$5,000
John CornynRTX$258,300$0
Tom CottonRAR$258,145$0
Mike CrapoRID$122,246$0
Ted CruzRTX$318,518$0
Steve DainesRMT$202,900$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$40,200$20,000
Dick DurbinDIL$41,800$5,500
Mike EnziRWY$25,900$0
Joni ErnstRIA$41,600$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$89,500$18,750
Deb FischerRNE$52,014$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$64,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$106,350$19,000
Cory GardnerRCO$168,200$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$31,450$13,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$104,819$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$99,300$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$115,350$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$204,100$34,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$124,850$14,250
Dean HellerRNV$455,032$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$61,550$17,500
John HoevenRND$129,590$0
Jim InhofeROK$111,182$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$99,400$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$115,616$0
Tim KaineDVA$32,700$32,750
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$33,865$0
Mark KirkRIL$45,832$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$90,250$19,000
James LankfordROK$211,950$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$31,200$0
Mike LeeRUT$102,700$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$72,250$26,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$16,575$23,500
John McCainRAZ$137,050$250
Claire McCaskillDMO$49,400$15,050
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$427,049$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$42,650$14,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$80,466$15,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$4,000$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$112,600$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$276,750$250
Chris MurphyDCT$41,839$36,245
Patty MurrayDWA$229,145$16,805
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$70,000$20,000
Rand PaulRKY$13,967$0
David PerdueRGA$69,330$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$95,300$36,650
Rob PortmanROH$146,403$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$16,800$6,750
Harry ReidDNV$77,800$0
Jim RischRID$54,150$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$107,848$0
Mike RoundsRSD$34,300$0
Marco RubioRFL$116,260$0
Bernie SandersIVT$950$21,500
Ben SasseRNE$42,250$0
Brian SchatzDHI$90,200$17,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$121,700$3,500
Tim ScottRSC$163,901$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$43,134$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$31,316$27,700
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$10,367$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$171,958$21,000
Dan SullivanRAK$143,575$0
Jon TesterDMT$309,200$23,000
John ThuneRSD$117,558$0
Thom TillisRNC$100,850$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$112,392$0
Tom UdallDNM$224,431$10,000
David VitterRLA$81,150$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$11,250$3,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$13,535$35,750
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,350$25,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$69,221$0
Ron WydenDOR$182,150$1,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$44,450$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$128,640$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$15,275$34,750
John BarrassoRWY$49,450$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$58,900$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$30,400$6,000
Roy BluntRMO$98,250$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$59,000$10,000
John BoozmanRAR$136,043$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,200$5,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,450$28,170
Richard BurrRNC$65,900$0
Maria CantwellDWA$345,900$200
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$119,400$7,000
Ben CardinDMD$19,500$19,000
Tom CarperDDE$15,000$13,100
Bob CaseyDPA$46,550$35,400
Bill CassidyRLA$506,650$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$21,400$0
William Thad CochranRMS$201,754$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$65,250$1,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$31,700$10,000
Bob CorkerRTN$23,900$5,000
John CornynRTX$258,300$0
Tom CottonRAR$258,145$0
Mike CrapoRID$122,246$0
Ted CruzRTX$318,518$0
Steve DainesRMT$202,900$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$40,200$20,000
Dick DurbinDIL$41,800$5,500
Mike EnziRWY$25,900$0
Joni ErnstRIA$41,600$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$89,500$18,750
Deb FischerRNE$52,014$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$64,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$106,350$19,000
Cory GardnerRCO$168,200$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$31,450$13,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$104,819$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$99,300$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$115,350$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$204,100$34,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$124,850$14,250
Dean HellerRNV$455,032$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$61,550$17,500
John HoevenRND$129,590$0
Jim InhofeROK$111,182$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$99,400$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$115,616$0
Tim KaineDVA$32,700$32,750
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$33,865$0
Mark KirkRIL$45,832$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$90,250$19,000
James LankfordROK$211,950$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$31,200$0
Mike LeeRUT$102,700$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$72,250$26,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$16,575$23,500
John McCainRAZ$137,050$250
Claire McCaskillDMO$49,400$15,050
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$427,049$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$42,650$14,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$80,466$15,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$4,000$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$112,600$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$276,750$250
Chris MurphyDCT$41,839$36,245
Patty MurrayDWA$229,145$16,805
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$70,000$20,000
Rand PaulRKY$13,967$0
David PerdueRGA$69,330$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$95,300$36,650
Rob PortmanROH$146,403$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$16,800$6,750
Harry ReidDNV$77,800$0
Jim RischRID$54,150$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$107,848$0
Mike RoundsRSD$34,300$0
Marco RubioRFL$116,260$0
Bernie SandersIVT$950$21,500
Ben SasseRNE$42,250$0
Brian SchatzDHI$90,200$17,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$121,700$3,500
Tim ScottRSC$163,901$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$43,134$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$31,316$27,700
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$10,367$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$171,958$21,000
Dan SullivanRAK$143,575$0
Jon TesterDMT$309,200$23,000
John ThuneRSD$117,558$0
Thom TillisRNC$100,850$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$112,392$0
Tom UdallDNM$224,431$10,000
David VitterRLA$81,150$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$11,250$3,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$13,535$35,750
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,350$25,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$69,221$0
Ron WydenDOR$182,150$1,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,520,244
Indian Gaming$2,673,100
Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,691,492
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Native American Tribes$132,591

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
General commercial unions$295,445
Teamsters union$277,875
Labor Unions$197,000
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