Faleomavaega has put forth a bill that would ban current and future trademarks that use the term “redskins” to refer to American Indians, stripping the trademark protection from the word. As a result, it could cost the Washington Redskins considerable sums of money related to its marketing. Proponents hope the loss would lead to a name change for the team.
“I think this bill is introduced as a real effort to use the offices of the Congress to bring up a matter of principle,” Norton said.
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.