On December 5, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) introduced the Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act (S. 5186). The bill, which was initially proposed by Senator Warren and then-Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1) in 2019, is a response to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report: Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans.

The Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act will address the chronic underfunding of essential services and programs in Indian Country, including criminal justice and public safety, health care, education, housing, and economic development.