Published on Dec 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) applauds the House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 2319.
The bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Tom Cole (R-OK), allows for the construction of a Native American Veterans’ Memorial on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Tribes have long been working for a monument in our nation’s capital to honor our Native veterans’ service.
NCAI is looking forward to celebrating and honoring the dedication and commitment of Native veterans with a physical monument to their bravery. In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian and tribal government across the country, NCAI will work to raise the funds for the project and to design a memorial worthy of these warriors.
The Senate will soon take up this bill’s companion, S. 1046. NCAI encourages the Senate to take swift, unanimous, and bipartisan action to send the legislation to the White House for President Obama’s signature.