Senate committee approves reservation roads bill
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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2003

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday approved a bill to reauthorize the Indian Reservation Roads program.

The bill increases the amount of funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs will receive over the next six years. A percentage of the federal highway trust fund is used for Indian Country roads and bridges.

Of the 55,000 miles of highways that run through tribal lands, more than half are unpaved, according to federal statistics. Of the nearly 750 bridges, about a quarter are deficient.

Get the Story:
Reservation road bill moves ahead (The Farmington Daily Times 6/27)

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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