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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds field hearing on infrastructure


The Hoċokata Ti cultural center and museum is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Shakopee, Minnesota. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is going back on the road this week with a field hearing on infrastructure.

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota), a member of the committee, will chair the hearing, which takes place in Minnesota on Tuesday. It is being hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, located just outside of the Twin Cities.

According to the committee, the hearing will focus on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The historic law provides over $13 billion in direct funding to tribal nations, and it opens up billions of dollars in additional funds to Indian Country through more than 150 programs across the U.S. government.


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