Support Bipartisan Legislation Promoting Tribal Sovereignty

In 2004, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a controversial decision in
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino that the NLRA applies to tribally owned businesses on tribal lands.  This ruling is of great concern to tribes across the country, as it is a clear threat to tribal sovereignty.  The San Manuel decision was a departure
from prior NLRB rulings in Fort Apache Timber (1976) and Southern Indian (1988), as well as court precedents and the Constitution’s recognition of tribes as sovereign governments.

It is not the place of the federal government to impinge upon the authority of sovereign tribes.  Tribal governments alone, accountable to their tribal members and employees, should decide the labor practices for the entities they own on their lands.  This
bill will reaffirm their sovereign right to do exactly that.

Please join me by being a co-sponsor of H.R. 779 to reaffirm and protect tribal sovereignty.  For more information or to be a co-sponsor, please contact Jayson Schimmenti in my office at

John Moolenaar,
Member of Congress

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Cosponsor the Methane Waste Prevention Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019 (H.R. 2711), which will reinstate and update the Obama-era methane waste and pollution prevention standards of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Environmental Protection Agency

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act – seeking original cosponsors

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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