The Eighth Osage Nation Congress approved several legislative items on Sept. 22 including a $700,000 supplemental appropriation for the Hominy Senior Housing project, $20,000 for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Pawnee and Osage Counties, and an appropriation bill for a $13.9 million broadband grant.
On Sept. 22 (Day 15 of the 2022 Tzi Sho Session), the following bills and resolutions received Congressional approval:
ONCA 22-74 (sponsored by Congressman Billy Keene) is “An Act to amend the Osage Nation Gaming Reform Act of 2007 to allow the Gaming Enterprise Board to hire legal counsel.”
ONCA 22-84 (Congresswoman Jodie Revard) is “An Act to provide an appropriation to Tribal Works for fiscal year 2023 in the amount of $1,903,393.”
ONCA 22-101 (Congressional Speaker Alice Goodfox) is “An Act to authorize and appropriate a supplemental amount of $700,000 to the Executive Branch of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the purchase of land, design, engineering, and construction of a Senior Housing Complex in the town of Hominy, Oklahoma.”
ONCA 22-102 (Revard) is “An Act to appropriation to the Executive Branch Health Support Services in the amount of $2,921,848.”
ONCA 22-107 (Second Congressional Speaker Pam Shaw) is “An Act to authorize and appropriate $20,000 to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Osage and Pawnee Counties as a grant to benefit members of the Osage Nation and the community.”
ONCA 22-108 (Shaw) is “An Act to amend the Osage Nation Health Benefit Act to add Medicare supplemental insurance Plan G.”
ONCA 22-111 (Congressman Otto Hamilton) is “An Act to authorize and appropriate the amount of $13,907,500 for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Reconnect Program of the United States Department of Agriculture for Broadband.”
ONCR 22-14 (Goodfox) is “A Resolution to support the Osage Nation participation in the BIA Office Justice Services’ court assessment program.”
All passed bills and resolutions are then sent to Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear for consideration of signing into law.
To view filed legislation and the Congressional calendar for scheduled sessions and committee meetings, go online to: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/legislative-branch