President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week establishing a task force to address the rash of violence against missing and murdered American Indians.

KX News reports the president signed the bill Tuesday in the presence of Attorney general Barr and a group of Native American leaders.

“American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer from unacceptable and disproportionately high levels of violence, which can have lasting impacts on families and communities,” the attorney general said in a Friday statement. “Too many of these families have experienced the loss of loved ones who went missing or were murdered.”

The president said action on the issue  “should’ve been done a long time ago.”

Meanwhile, Savannah’s Act, co-sponsored by Senator John Hoeven, is now prepared to go to the Senate for a full vote.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee passed the Savannah's Act bill last week, aimed at improving how law enforcement agencies deal with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women.

[Source: KXMB News]

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