Sen. Johnson backs Indian Country stimulus
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) said $2.8 billion in the nation's economic stimulus package will help Indian Country.

"It goes a long way to improve our conditions for our Native Americans in South Dakota," said Johnson, the Associated Press reported.

Johnson and other members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee sought $3.58 billion in the bill but the request was reduced by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The House has passed its version of the stimulus but the Senate has not acted.

Get the Story:
Johnson: Stimulus money should help Native Americans (AP 2/3)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
House Version [latest version] | Summary of House Version | H.R.1 | S.1

Relevant Documents:
Opinion: Indian Country stimulus a good start (1/30)
Press Release: Senate Appropriations Committee | Press Release: Senate Indian Affairs Committee | Press Release: House Appropriations Committee

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