Native Village Youth and Education News
March 1, 2009 Issue 195 Volume 3
RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT PACKAGE INCLUDES MAJOR PUSH TO CREATE JOBS, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN INDIAN COUNTRY
U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Press Release
Condensed by Native Village
WASHINGTON, DC - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act approved by Congress includes nearly $2,500,000,000 to create jobs and economic opportunity in Indian Country.
Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) proposed the budget initiatives. He said the legislation represents “a long over-due and urgently needed investment in Indian Country. Indian reservations have faced 50% unemployment rates and double digit poverty rates for decades. These initiatives are targeted to help create jobs in the short term where they are most in need. In addition, the initiatives will also help promote long term economic opportunity and activity.”
The legislation also includes new construction beyond the $2,500,000,000 in job creating investments and to spur further job creation
A summary of Indian Country provisions follows
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