Indian lawmakers vote against Bill of Rights Day
Four Indian lawmakers in Montana voted against legislation that would create a Bill of Rights Day.

Rep. Joey Jayne, a Democrat, said she couldn't support the bill because the state still honors Columbus Day every year. “We have to abide by the Bill of Rights first," she said, the Associated Press reported.

The three other Indian lawmakers in the House voted for the bill, which goes for a final vote today. The bill already passed the Senate.

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