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Biden Signs Inflation Act into Law, Paving Way for $720M in Tribal Funding


August 18, 2022

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, flanked from left to right by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); and Reps. Jim Clyburn(D-SC), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Kathy Castor (D-FL). (Photo: Screenshot from CSPAN)

President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 into law, which includes more than $720 million for Tribal communities to support climate resilience and adaptation initiatives, lowering energy costs and transitioning to clean energy, and affordable and expanded health care.

Daron Carreiro, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and the Senior Policy Advisor for Native Affairs at the White House Domestic Policy Council, spoke with Native News Online about the landmark legislation. Carreiro said the legislation was a "huge win" for the country, and called the Act the most aggressive action to confront the climate crisis to date.

"We are particularly excited about the Tribal-specific provisions of the act," Carreiro said.


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