savanna’s act

Sen. Cramer & Hoeven Co-Sponsor “Savanna’s Act”

The legislation, introduced by former US Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, passed the senate last year but never came up for a vote in the house.

WASHINGTON, DC (KFGO) – Senator Kevin Cramer says he’s now a co-author of a bill known as “Savanna’s Act,” designed to improve investigations into the disappearances and murders of Native American women. The legislation, introduced by former US Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, passed the senate last year but never came up for a vote in the house after a retiring house…

Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Continues to Push Congress to Pass Savanna’s Act

Former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is still trying to get Congress to pass Savanna’s Act even though she’s left office. The bill would would improve crime databases and start reporting missing and murdered indigenous people. The National Crime Information Center says there were more than 5,700 reports of killed or missing Native American women and girls in the United…

Saving Savanna’s Act: Activists Rally at Sen.-Elect Kevin Cramer’s Offices Across State

The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate, halted down the House

FARGO, N.D. —┬áTime is running out to pass Savanna’s Act or it will be back to square one on the legislation in the next session. To prevent that from happening, activists for Native women’s rights were outside Senator-Elect Kevin Cramer’s offices across the state. Savanna’s Act would improve crime databases and start reporting missing and murdered indigenous people. The bill…

Savanna’s Act Hits Roadblock In House of Representatives

"Savanna's Act" was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives.

FARGO (KFGO) – A bill named in honor of Fargo murder victim Savanna Greywind has hit a roadblock. “Savanna’s Act” was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives. The measure was introduced last year by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Heitkamp says the bill is being blocked by Virginia Republican…

PART 2: A Conversation With Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Talk About Savanna's Act, Pension Reform and Toxic Politics Across The Country

FARGO, N.D. — Our conversation with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota concludes. We sat down with the senator on Tuesday to talk about politics, Savanna’s Act, pension reform and more. TJ: “Let’s talk about some of your work in the senate. You have introduced Savanna’s Act in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind who went missing from her Fargo apartment…

Savanna’s Act Focus of Hearing for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

  FARGO, ND — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on Savanna’s Act. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to help address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women. It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. She was 8-months pregnant when she went missing in August. Her baby was…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces “Savanna’s Act” for Protection of Native American Women

She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken

FARGO, ND — Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind. She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act in Washington, D.C. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces Savanna’s Act

The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases.

WASHINGTON – Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind, the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act Thursday in Washington. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp says that…