Powers Principal Brian Gunn was recently quoted in a Law360 article about potential legislation this year that could affect tribes, including the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a three-part legislation package, which included the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, on January 10. The TLSA is a bill that could prevent that National Labor Relations Board from intervening in labor disputes at casinos and other tribal businesses.
Tribes with gambling operations have supported the bill, and labor organizations have opposed the bill. In the article, Brian discusses the changes of the bill progressing through the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
Brian also addresses tribe-specific bills that could make their way to Congress this year, including bill to reform the Indian Health Service, the Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017, and potential infrastructure legislation.
To read the full article, click here.
Brian Gunn is a principal in the Powers Indian Tribal Governments group and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. He specializes in matters related to the federal budget and appropriations, natural resources, federal lands and federal land transfers, taxation, energy development, and Indian health.
For more information about tribal matters, contact Powers Principal Brian Gunn at Brian.Gunn@powerslaw.com or 202-872-6747.