Sen. Dorgan seeks quick distribution of stimulus
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, wants federal agencies to move quickly to distribute $2.5 billion in stimulus funds to tribes.

Dorgan led efforts to ensure tribes are a part of the stimulus package. "He is not going to be very patient or understanding of a federal agency that needs to sign off, but that doesn't have a sense of urgency about it," a spokesperson told The Everett Herald.

Tribes are submitting proposals to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies to fund health, education, infrastructure and other projects.

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