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Sen. Tina Smith Leads Senate Hearing on Expanding Economic Development in Underserved Communities


January 10, 2022

Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development hearing on Friday to discuss two bills that address economic disparities in distressed communities and the expansion of financial services and capital investment on tribal lands, rural communities and among people of color communities.

Many witnesses testified in support of this legislation, a few who include:

Lakota Vogel - Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund

Frank Altman - Founder and CEO, Community Reinvestment Fund

John Holdsclaw - President, Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions


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