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Senate passes the "Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act"

March 23, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act last night by unanimous consent, sending it to the White House to be signed into law. Congressman Biggs, the sponsor of the House legislation, and Speaker of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, T’iis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) issued the following statements:

“I’m grateful to the Senate for expediently passing the ‘Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act.’ I hope that President Trump will quickly sign this bill into law. Senator John McCain championed this legislation, and I’m thankful for his leadership to ensure that this lifesaving policy cleared the U.S. Congress. I sincerely hope that no parent has to see the AMBER Alert used on behalf of one of their children, but it is good to know that if it is necessary, there are now no holes in the American AMBER Alert system.” – Congressman Andy Biggs

“On behalf of the Navajo Nation Council, I extend my sincerest appreciation to Senator McCain and Congressman Biggs for pushing this bill forward to benefit not only the Navajo Nation, but all of Indian Country. The protection of our children is a top priority and we ask that President Trump sign the bill into law to help safeguard our youth.” Speaker of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, T’iis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland)

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.