PHOENIX-The Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyátí’ Committee unanimously recently approved Legislation No. 0137-15, supporting two identical Congressional bills known as The Keep the Promise Act ― Senate Bill S. 152 and House Bill H.R 308.
On Friday, SRPMIC President Delbert W. Ray, Sr. commended the leadership of the Navajo Nation for their support of the Keep the Promise Act of 2015, S. 152 and H.R. 308, that is pending in Congress.
“The Navajo Nation shares the same concern as many other Arizona tribes that the proposed Tohono O’odham Glendale Casino does not conform with the agreements tribes made amongst themselves, the State of Arizona, and the voters of Arizona when gaming compacts were approved in 2002. It is clear their leadership also understands the threat to tribal gaming in Arizona if the Keep The Promise Act is not enacted into law. The action of the Navajo Nation along with a broad coalition of State, tribal and local leaders confirm the integrity of the existing tribal gaming policy over the special interests of one tribe. As a result, we are hopeful the Congress will act quickly to pass S. 152 and H.R. 308”, said Ray.