Editorial: Congress needs to fund reservation roads
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Funding for reservation roads needs to be increased, The Farmington Daily Times says in an editorial.

The paper says the $275 million currently allocated for all of Indian Country is nowhere near enough to tackle the problem. "Just one road project on one reservation would eat up nearly two years of the national budget for reservation roads," the paper says. "The funding simply is not adequate and appears to be more of a political gesture rather than a bonifide effort to improve reservation roads."

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee yesterday held a hearing on proposals to increase funding for the Indian Reservation Roads program.

Get the Story:
Editorial: Rez road funding comes up short (The Farmington Daily Times 6/5)

Relevant Documents:
SCIA: Witness List (June 4, 2003)

Get the Bills:
S.281 | S.725

Relevant Links:
TEA-21 Reauthorization -
Tribal Transportation, DOT -

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