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As the Representative for Arizona’s Second Congressional District, Rep. Crane is proud to represent over half of the Native American tribes in Arizona, and he will continue to push back against federal bureaucratic overreach that stifles prosperity for all Americans.

Although politicians in Washington, DC consistently attempt to overstep and mandate what tribal leaders can do with their own resources, Rep. Crane believes tribes should have discretion over how their land is used.

July 10 2024

Crane Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Ratify Historic Tribal Water Settlement

Washington, DC — This morning, Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) cosponsored legislation to ratify the Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement. The agreement would address a persistent and dire water issue by securing water rights for the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, and the…

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February 29 2024

U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill Supporting Tribal Business Owners Co-Introduced by Rep. Crane

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ). Tribal entrepreneurs who run businesses on reservations face complex hurdles regarding tax implications, property rights, regulatory burdens,…

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January 31 2024

WATCH: Bipartisan Crane Bill Supporting Tribal Business Owners Advances Out of Committee

Watch here Today, the Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) and Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Small Business. Tribal entrepreneurs who run businesses on reservations face complex hurdles regarding…

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August 14 2023

Crane: Navajo Code Talkers Served Our Country in a Profoundly Unique and Significant Way

In commemoration of Navajo Code Talkers Day, Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) released the following statement, honoring the distinguished service of the Code Talkers: “Navajo Code Talkers Day commemorates the mission critical, exceptional contributions of the Code Talkers from Navajo Nation who served…

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July 19 2023

Crane Energy Opportunities for All Act Passes House Committee on Natural Resources

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to advance H.R.4374, the Energy Opportunities for All Act – a bill introduced by Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) – out of committee. The Energy Opportunities for All Act would nullify the Biden Admin’s overreaching actions that…

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July 07 2023

Crane Introduces Bill to Nullify Biden Admin’s Obstructive Violation of Tribal Sovereignty

Recently, Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ), along with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), introduced the Energy Opportunities for All Act, which would nullify the Biden admin’s overreaching actions that ban citizens from lawfully exercising the rights over their lands and resources. In…

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May 02 2023

Crane Calls for Navajo Nation to Have Access to Gravel Pits for Urgently Needed Infrastructure

In a new letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Debra Haaland, Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) calls for improved efficiency and accountability of federal permitting, regarding Navajo Nation and the use of gravel pits owned by the Nation. Across…

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April 05 2023

Crane Introduces Bill to Give San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Rights to Reservation

This week, Rep. Crane (R-AZ) introduced the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribal Homelands Act, which ratifies a treaty that extends exclusive property and water rights to the federally recognized San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe. The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe…

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