U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement after voting in favor of S. 140, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act:

“The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act would reestablish a level playing field between tribal governments and all other state and local governments under the National Labor Relations Act.  I am disappointed this legislation did not advance tonight because 40 Democrats obstructed the bill.  I will continue to work with my colleagues and the more than 160 Indian tribes, tribal corporations, and tribal trade associations to fight for the autonomy of tribal governments.”

Wicker cosponsored this legislation in both the 114th and 115th Congresses.

Senator Roger Wicker Press Release