WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution led by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Chairman of the SCIA, honoring the achievements of Native women throughout American history.
“Each year during March, the Senate celebrates National Women’s History Month and acknowledges the important contributions made by women,” said Vice Chairman Murkowski. “Women’s History Month also provides a continuing opportunity for us to recognize Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian women, the wealth of contributions they have made to the United States and to reflect on Native culture, traditions and experiences that have shaped history. For their impact through military or public service, advancements in the fields of business, education, arts, law, and sciences, or efforts made in protecting traditional ways of life, we honor Native women through the passage of this Senate resolution.”
“As we celebrate the historic tribal provisions in the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, I’m proud to partner with Vice Chairman Murkowski on this important resolution during this year’s Women’s History month that honors the continuing impact Native women have on our shared American history,” said Chairman Schatz.
In addition to Vice Chairman Murkowski and Chairman Schatz, the following 25 senators co-sponsored the resolution: Michael Bennet (D-CO); Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Cory Booker (D-NJ); Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV); Steve Daines (R-MT); Tammy Duckworth (D-IL); Maggie Hassan (D-NH); Martin Heinrich (D-NM); John Hoeven (R-ND); Tim Kaine (D-VA); Mark Kelly (D-AZ); Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM); Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Jerry Moran (R-KS); Alex Padilla (D-CA); Jacky Rosen (D-NV); Mike Rounds (R-SD); Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ); Tina Smith (D-MN); Dan Sullivan (R-AK); Jon Tester (D-MT); and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).