President Signs Bill Nullifying Tribal Restrictions

Supplemental Treaty of 1865 limited Native American rights in middle Oregon.

This week President Trump signed a bill into law that nullifies the Supplemental Treaty between the United States and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon of 1865. The legislation was introduced in 2019 by Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and passed by Congress in September of this year.

The president stated upon signing, “The bill eliminates an unenforced, but antiquated and unfair, restriction on tribal members’ ability to leave their respective reservations without government permission.” The Department of the Interior has also reported that the federal government and the state of Oregon never enforced the treaty.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would continue to lead U.S. governing officials to the right laws to pass.
  • For wisdom for President Trump as he signs bills into law. 
  • That the Supreme Court would rightly interpret legislation passed by Congress and signed by the president in their consideration of cases.

Sources:, The White House,


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