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house Bill H.R. 360

Reauthorizing Affordable Housing Funding For Native American Familes

Argument in favor

This program is the main source of housing stability for many low-income Native Americans, and has put housing decisions back in the hands of tribal governments.

Martino's Opinion
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04/05/2015
We tool their land. It is only fair that we do everything possible to help today's natives, no matter the cost to ourselves.
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Thomas's Opinion
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05/26/2015
We were supposed to stop screwing the Indians years ago!!
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John's Opinion
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05/23/2015
Let's keep it going if you've ever saw all the land that we gave the Indians on the reservations it's disgusting it's obviously we gave them the shit and we took the best for ourselves
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Argument opposed

While the re-authorization is important, this bill is projected to cost tribes $81 million in housing project funding this year alone by cutting carry-over funds.

David's Opinion
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03/23/2015
We should get completely out of their lives
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Dennis's Opinion
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04/14/2015
Creating life long dependence comes from these never ending assistance programs. I'm all for helping someone up when they're down, but I'm not carrying them when they're fully capable of walking on their own two legs. There are huge swaths of American people who need to stand up and walk on their own two legs and SUPPORT THEMSELVES.
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Don's Opinion
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03/27/2015
I believe that there should not be federal help for specific groups of people. We should help everyone equally. After all this is the land of the free, not for one group but for everyone. I would be called tons of names and threats would be made if I started a fondation for white people.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Indian Affairs
  • The house Passed March 23rd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 297 Yea / 98 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedJanuary 14th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
  • action
    Mr. Pearce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 360.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 297 - 98 (Roll no. 130).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Indian Affairs
  • The house Passed March 23rd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 297 Yea / 98 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedJanuary 14th, 2015

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    We should get completely out of their lives
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    Creating life long dependence comes from these never ending assistance programs. I'm all for helping someone up when they're down, but I'm not carrying them when they're fully capable of walking on their own two legs. There are huge swaths of American people who need to stand up and walk on their own two legs and SUPPORT THEMSELVES.
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    We tool their land. It is only fair that we do everything possible to help today's natives, no matter the cost to ourselves.
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    I believe that there should not be federal help for specific groups of people. We should help everyone equally. After all this is the land of the free, not for one group but for everyone. I would be called tons of names and threats would be made if I started a fondation for white people.
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    Why should they get a break because of their ethnicity?
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    I'm tired of "funding" everyone else. Who's "funding" the average working class American who gets up everyday and works their butt off to have something in life. Quite frankly, I'm tired!!!
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    It shouldn't cost $81 million. Also, I don't like their idea of being their own tribe separated from the rest of the country. They are Americans that should integrate and join the modern world. And I'm saying this having my ancestors be Native American. Now in the modern day, this notion is ridiculous. Get with the program.
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    Has not worked for 100 years, time to stop it.
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    Safeguarding the native American population is of paramount importance, these people faced the unconquerable struggle against the onslaught of the single most destructive force in human history, the European expansion. These people have experienced generations of being second rate citizens in their own land,and I feel that any legislation that aides their lives should be pushed through without opposition.
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    After a couple hundred years, isn't it time to start making it on your own.
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    Let them support themselves thru their own revenue sources.
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    No different than other poor folks
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    We need to get rid of the reservation system entirely, not support it.
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    If they want Tribal governments, let them foot the bill.
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    We were supposed to stop screwing the Indians years ago!!
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    It's a good program and should be reauthorized.
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    Let's keep it going if you've ever saw all the land that we gave the Indians on the reservations it's disgusting it's obviously we gave them the shit and we took the best for ourselves
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    Native Americans, although once a persecuted people, must assimilate into current American society. As such, they should be responsible for procuring employment and providing for themselves and their families.
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    Minimum government. Maximum FREEDOM.
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    As with other entitlements, it breeds dependence. Since the native tribes are sovereign nations, if they wish to have housing welfare programs, let their leaders create and fund them via their highly lucrative casino (and various other) operations throughout the country. The U.S. Government is not in the housing business.
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