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Tester praises passage of Savanna's Act, hearing on issue set for Wednesday


December 10, 2018

Havre Daily News staff

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Friday praised the unanimous passage of a bill to help address the missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic Thursday night.

Savanna’s Act, sponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitcamp, D-N.D., would require the U.S. Department of Justice to better collect and report crime data and increase access to federal crime databases that track missing persons across Indian Country. It would also create standard guidelines for responding to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women, laying out a clear framework for cooperation between tribal,...

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