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The Jay Treaty Border Alliance traveled to Washington, D.C. on June 13-14, 2023 to meet with congressional staff and agency officials to advocate for the reintroduction and enactment of the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act, a bill which would remove the blood quantum requirement of 8 U.S.C. § 1359, and instead rely upon proof of membership in a federally recognized Tribe, when crossing the U.S.-Canada border.

Date: June 13-14, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

Meetings Held:

  • Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)

  • Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

  • Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

  • Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-ID)

  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol


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