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Tester Introduces Bill to Strengthen Tribal Law Enforcement and Address Missing and Murdered Native Women Crisis
(Missoula, Mont.) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing legislation to address the growing epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women.
Tester's bill, Savanna's Act, will improve information sharing between tribal and federal law enforcement agencies, increase data collection on missing Native American women, and improve response protocols.
"It is critical that law enforcement officers have the resources they need to combat human trafficking and increase safety for Native American women and girls," Tester said. "This legislation makes important improvements that will strengthen public safety in Indian Country and provide tribes with the tools they need to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women."
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