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All Three GOP Members of Congress Who are Native Americans Voted No on $31.2 Billion that is Going to Indian Country


March 15, 2021

WASHINGTON - When casting their votes on the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package that allocated an unprecedented $31.2 billion for Indian Country, the six Native Americans serving in the 117th Congress cast their votes strictly down party lines on Wednesday.

Among the many aspects of the comprehensive relief package, included are $1,400 direct payments to 85 percent of eligible Americans and a needed extension of unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the Wednesday vote, every Democrat in the House of Representatives voted in favor of the relief package. Every Republican voted no.


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